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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346805/mesenteric-vessel-patency-following-hifu-therapy-in-patients-with-locally-invasive-pancreatic-cancer
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Holger M Strunk, Caroline Lützow, Jana Henseler, Martin Mücke, Maximilian Rauch, Christian Marx, Hans H Schild, Milka Marinova
PURPOSE:  To evaluate the effects of HIFU therapy on visceral vessel patency in patients with inoperable locally invasive pancreatic cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  50 pancreatic cancer patients (26 men, 24 women) aged 41 - 82 years (65.0 ± 10.2) underwent ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) examinations before and within one day after HIFU treatment, as well as at follow-up at six weeks, three months and six months. Evaluation and grading were performed by two experienced independent radiologists according to a classification scheme based on vessel involvement, vessel diameter, patency, and defects in flow...
January 18, 2018: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345035/pressure-and-pipes-from-neuroimaging-to-virtual-measurement
#2
Marialuisa Zedde, Rosario Pascarella
Leng et al. [1] described the practical application of a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model based on Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) in 85 patients with symptomatic atherosclerotic M1 middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis, to virtually measure arterial pressure (AP) across the stenotic segment, according to the theory that translesional pressure gradient (PG) drives arteriologenesis and leptomeningeal collaterals (LMC) development. This is a fundamental pathophysiological issue about the risk of recurrent stroke downstream an intracranial artery stenosis and both the degree of stenosis and the collateral circulation affect it; in WASID trial [2] patients with severe (> 70%) intracranial stenosis and efficient collaterals had a lower risk of recurrent stroke than patients with poor collaterals...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344065/optociliary-shunt-vessels-role-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-atypical-pseudotumor-cerebri
#3
Frederico Castelo Moura, Ida Fortini
A 46-year-old man presented with severe visual loss and optic atrophy associated with optociliary shunt vessels. The diagnostic work-up revealed intracranial hypertension and cerebral venous sinus stenosis, with no evidence of previous thrombosis. In view of the severe visual dysfunction, both eyes were submitted to optic nerve sheath fenestration. After surgery, a regression of collateral vessels was observed in both eyes.
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341996/retinal-arterio-arterial-collaterals-in-susac-syndrome
#4
Robert A Egan, Guy Jirawuthiworavong, Norah S Lincoff, John J Chen, Courtney E Francis, Jacqueline A Leavitt
BACKGROUND: The ophthalmic findings of Susac syndrome (SS) consist of visual field defects related to branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO), and fluorescein angiography (FA) reveals a unique staining pattern. To date, retinal arterial collateral development has been described only in a single patient. Given that the immunopathological process in SS induces retinal ischemia, it is conceivable that abnormal blood vessel development may occur in affected individuals. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339062/the-effect-of-humeral-tunnel-locations-on-radiographic-tunnel-changes-in-baseball-players-following-medial-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-comparison-of-anatomic-and-nonanatomic-locations
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Jin-Young Park, Seok Won Chung, Jun Gyu Lee, Jae-Hyung Lee, Soo Kyung Lee, Hyun Jun Ji, Kyung-Soo Oh
BACKGROUND: There has been no study on radiologic changes after medial ulnar collateral ligament (MUCL) reconstruction and related clinical features. METHODS: Data from 39 baseball players who underwent MUCL reconstruction were collected and analyzed. The baseball players were classified into 2 groups according to the starting point of the humeral tunnel: (1) the lower tip of the medial epicondyle (group NA, n = 21) and (2) the remnant of the MUCL (group A, n = 18)...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338708/patterns-of-illness-disclosure-among-indian-slum-dwellers-a-qualitative-study
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Moumita Das, Federica Angeli, Anja J S M Krumeich, Onno C P van Schayck
BACKGROUND: Slum dwellers display specific traits when it comes to disclosing their illnesses to professionals. The resulting actions lead to poor health-seeking behaviour and underutilisation of existing formal health facilities. The ways that slum people use to communicate their feelings about illness, the type of confidants that they choose, and the supportive and unsupportive social and cultural interactions to which they are exposed have not yet been studied in the Indian context, which constitutes an important knowledge gap for Indian policymakers and practitioners alike...
January 16, 2018: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338070/the-use-of-chemogenetics-in-behavioural-neuroscience-receptor-variants-targeting-approaches-and-caveats
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REVIEW
Erin J Campbell, Nathan J Marchant
The last decade has seen major advances in neuroscience tools allowing us to selectively modulate cellular pathways in freely moving animals. Chemogenetic approaches such as Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADDs) permit the remote control of neuronal function by systemic drug administration. These approaches have dramatically advanced our understanding of the neural control of behaviour. Here we review the different techniques and genetic approaches available for the restriction of chemogenetic receptors to defined neuronal populations...
January 16, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337049/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-activation-enhances-leptomeningeal-collateral-development-and-improves-outcome-after-stroke-in-mice
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Eri Iwasawa, Satoru Ishibashi, Motohiro Suzuki, FuYing Li, Masahiko Ichijo, Kazunori Miki, Takanori Yokota
BACKGROUND: Development of collateral circulation after acute ischemic stroke is triggered by shear stress that occurs in pre-existing arterioles. Recently, sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) on endothelial cells was reported to sense shear stress and transduce its signaling pathways. METHODS: BALB/c mice (n = 118) were subjected to permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) or sham operation. We investigated the effect of an S1P1-selective agonist SEW2871 on leptomeningeal collateral arteries and neurological outcome after pMCAO...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336928/tackling-the-recurrence-of-clostridium-difficile-infection
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REVIEW
N Petrosillo
The pathogenesis of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is still poorly understood. The risk of recurrence is approximately 20% after an initial CDI episode and dramatically increases with subsequent CDI recurrences. Several factors may play a role in recurrent CDI (rCDI), including conditions influencing germination, metabolic pathways that influence toxin production of C. difficile, and the microbiota composition offering protection against colonization and disease caused by C. difficile. Paradoxically, the currently recommended treatment for acute symptomatic CDI, i...
January 11, 2018: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336544/identification-of-collateral-sensitivity-to-dihydroorotate-dehydrogenase-inhibitors-in-i-plasmodium-falciparum-i
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Leila Saxby Ross, Maria Jose Lafuente-Monasterio, Tomoyo Sakata-Kato, Rebecca E K Mandt, Francisco-Javier Gamo, Dyann F Wirth, Amanda K Lukens
Drug resistance has been reported for every antimalarial in use highlighting the need for new strategies to protect the efficacy of therapeutics in development. We have previously shown that resistance can be suppressed with a population biology trap: by identifying situations where resistance to one compound confers hypersensitivity to another (collateral sensitivity), we can design combination therapies that not only kill the parasite, but also guide its evolution away from resistance. We applied this concept to the Plasmodium falciparum dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (PfDHODH) enzyme, a well validated antimalarial target with inhibitors in the development pipeline...
January 16, 2018: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336401/bleeding-in-the-lung-complicates-a-routine-intracardiac-repair-what-went-wrong
#11
Neeti Makhija, Rohan Magoon, Minati Choudhury, Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan
Cyanotic congenital heart disease presents an increased tendency to bleed in view of subtle coagulation defects. Airway bleeding can be particularly difficult to manage while maintaining an adequate ventilation. An isolated lung bleed with the exclusion of possible traumatic, medical and surgical causes of bleeding, should alert the attending anesthesiologist to the possibility of the collateral-related bleeding. Preoperative coil embolization remains an important initial management step in a case of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) with major aortopulmonary collaterals...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335854/nonreconstruction-options-for-treating-medial-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injuries-of-the-elbow-in-overhead-athletes
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REVIEW
Nicholas J Clark, Vishal S Desai, Joshua D Dines, Mark E Morrey, Christopher L Camp
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to describe the nonreconstructive options for treating ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries ranging from nonoperative measures, including physical therapy and biologic injections, to ligament repair with and without augmentation. RECENT FINDINGS: Nonoperative options for UCL injuries include guided physical therapy and biologic augmentation with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). In some patients, repair of the UCL has shown promising return to sport rates by using modern suture and suture anchor techniques...
January 15, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335828/low-but-not-high-doses-of-copper-sulfate-impair-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-hippocampal-ca1-region-in-vivo
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Abolfazl Jand, Mohammad Reza Taheri-Nejad, Masoumeh Mosleh, Mohammad Reza Palizvan
Previous studies have shown the inhibitory effect of the in vitro application of copper sulfate on hippocampal long-term potentiation. While in vivo administration of copper did not affect spatial learning and memory. To find possible answers to this controversial issue, we evaluate the effect of different doses of copper sulfate on in vivo long-term potentiation, synaptic transmission, and paired-pulse behavior of CA1 pyramidal cells. Thirty-two male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control, 5, 10, and 15 mg of copper sulfate...
January 15, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334161/the-role-of-neurosonology-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-carotid-artery-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Odysseas Kargiotis, Apostolos Safouris, Georgios Magoufis, Maria Georgala, Andromachi Roussopoulou, Eleftherios Stamboulis, Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Andreas Lazaris, George Geroulakos, Spyros Vasdekis, Georgios Tsivgoulis
Carotid artery disease (CAD) is a common cause of ischemic stroke with high rates of recurrence. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) are highly recommended for the secondary prevention of symptomatic CAD during the first 14 days following the index event of transient ischemic attack or minor stroke. CEA or CAS may also be offered in selected cases with severe asymptomatic stenosis. Herein, we review the utility of neurosonology in the diagnosis and pre-/peri-interventional assessment of CAD patients who undergo carotid revascularization procedures...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334100/first-principles-simulation-of-local-response-in-transition-metal-dichalcogenides-under-electron-irradiation
#15
Anthony Yoshimura, Michael Lamparski, Neerav Kharche, Vincent Meunier
Electron beam irradiation by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is a common and effective method for post-synthesis defect engineering in two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). Combining density functional theory (DFT) with relativistic scattering theory, we simulate the generation of such defects in monolayer group-VI TMDs, MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, and WSe2, focusing on two fundamental TEM-induced atomic displacement processes: chalcogen sputtering and chalcogen vacancy migration. Our calculations show that the activation energies of chalcogen sputtering depend primarily on the chalcogen species, and are smaller in selenides than in sulfides...
January 15, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333118/the-relationship-between-chondromalacia-patella-medial-meniscal-tear-and-medial-periarticular-bursitis-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
#16
Mustafa Resorlu, Davut Doner, Ozan Karatag, Canan Akgun Toprak
Background: This study investigated the presence of bursitis in the medial compartment of the knee (pes anserine, semimembranosus-tibial collateral ligament, and medial collateral ligament bursa) in osteoarthritis, chondromalacia patella and medial meniscal tears. Patients and methods: Radiological findings of 100 patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging with a preliminary diagnosis of knee pain were retrospectively evaluated by two radiologists. The first radiologist assessed all patients in terms of osteoarthritis, chondromalacia patella and medial meniscal tear...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332665/performance-outcomes-after-medial-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-in-major-league-baseball-positional-players
#17
John P Begly, Michael S Guss, Theodore S Wolfson, Siddharth A Mahure, Andrew S Rokito, Laith M Jazrawi
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether professional baseball positional players who underwent medial ulnar collateral ligament (MUCL) reconstruction demonstrate decreases in performance on return to competition compared with preoperative performance metrics and their control-matched peers. METHODS: Data for 35 Major League Baseball positional players who underwent MUCL reconstruction during 31 seasons were obtained. Twenty-six players met inclusion criteria...
February 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330041/acute-epileptiform-activity-induced-by-gabazine-involves-proteasomal-rather-than-lysosomal-degradation-of-kca2-2-channels
#18
Steffen Müller, Xiati Guli, Judith Hey, Anne Einsle, Daniela Pfanz, Victor Sudmann, Timo Kirschstein, Rüdiger Köhling
Voltage-independent, Ca2+-activated K+ channels (KCa2.2, previously named SK2) are typically activated during a train of action potentials, and hence, are powerful regulators of cellular excitability by generating an afterhyperpolarizing potential (AHP) following prolonged excitation. In the acute in vitro epilepsy model induced in hippocampal brain slice preparations by exposure to the GABAA receptor blocker gabazine (GZ), the AHP was previously shown to be significantly decreased. Here, we asked the question whether KCa2...
January 9, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329733/association-between-leukoaraiosis-and-cerebral-blood-flow-territory-alteration-in-asymptomatic-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
#19
Y-F Chen, Y-S Kuo, W-C Wu, S-C Tang, S-F Jiang
AIM: To test the hypothesis that leukoaraiosis (also known as white matter lesion) is associated with cerebral blood flow territory change as revealed by territorial arterial spin-labeling (TASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with asymptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis (aICAS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional review board approved this study. Thirty-three patients with aICAS were included prospectively and divided into high-grade (ultrasonographic stenosis ≥70%, n=17) and low-grade (n=16) groups; 16 healthy subjects were also included...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329401/morphological-and-functional-characterization-of-non-fast-spiking-gabaergic-interneurons-in-layer-4-microcircuitry-of-rat-barrel-cortex
#20
Vishalini Emmenegger, Guanxiao Qi, Haijun Wang, Dirk Feldmeyer
GABAergic interneurons are notorious for their heterogeneity, despite constituting a small fraction of the neuronal population in the neocortex. Classification of interneurons is crucial for understanding their widespread cortical functions as they provide a complex and dynamic network, balancing excitation and inhibition. Here, we investigated different types of non-fast-spiking (nFS) interneurons in Layer 4 (L4) of rat barrel cortex using whole-cell patch-clamp recordings with biocytin-filling. Based on a quantitative analysis on a combination of morphological and electrophysiological parameters, we identified 5 distinct types of L4 nFS interneurons: 1) trans-columnar projecting interneurons,2) locally projecting non-Martinotti-like interneurons, 3) supra-granular projecting Martinotti-like interneurons,4) intra-columnar projecting VIP-like interneurons,and5) locally projecting neurogliaform-like interneurons...
January 10, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
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