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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213934/transverse-process-anatomy-as-a-guide-to-vertebral-artery-exposure-during-anterior-cervical-spine-approach-a-cadaveric-study
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Ali Nourbakhsh, Jinping Yang, Howard McMahan, Kim Garges
INTRODUCTION: Safe exposure of the vertebral artery (VA) is needed during resection of tumors close to the artery and during repair of lacerations. We defined the anatomy of the anterior root of each transverse process (TP) from C3 to C6 for identification and exposure of the VA during the anterior approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the anatomy of the TP and assessed two approaches for safe identification of the VA, lateral to medial and medial to lateral dissection of the TP, in 20 cadavers...
February 18, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212842/pathophysiological-consequences-of-receptor-mistraffic-tales-from-the-platelet-p2y12-receptor
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Margaret R Cunningham, Riyaad Aungraheeta, Stuart J Mundell
Genetic variations in G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) genes can disrupt receptor function in a wide variety of human genetic diseases, including platelet bleeding disorders. Platelets are critical for haemostasis with inappropriate platelet activation leading to the development of arterial thrombosis, which can result in heart attack and stroke whilst decreased platelet activity is associated with an increased risk of bleeding. GPCRs expressed on the surface of platelets play key roles in regulating platelet activity and therefore function...
February 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211486/motor-phenotype-is-not-associated-with-vascular-dysfunction-in-symptomatic-huntington-s-disease-transgenic-r6-2-160-cag-mice
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A Di Pardo, A Carrizzo, A Damato, S Castaldo, E Amico, L Capocci, M Ambrosio, F Pompeo, C De Sanctis, C C Spinelli, A A Puca, P Remondelli, V Maglione, C Vecchione
Whereas Huntington's disease (HD) is unequivocally a neurological disorder, a critical mass of emerging studies highlights the occurrence of peripheral pathology like cardiovascular defects in both animal models and humans. The overt impairment in cardiac function is normally expected to be associated with peripheral vascular dysfunction, however whether this assumption is reasonable or not in HD is still unknown. In this study we functionally characterized the vascular system in R6/2 mouse model (line 160 CAG), which recapitulates several features of human pathology including cardiac disease...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210507/super-selective-mesenteric-embolization-provides-effective-control-of-lower-gi-bleeding
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Toan Pham, Bob Anh Tran, Kevin Ooi, Marcus Mykytowycz, Stephen McLaughlin, Matthew Croxford, Iain Skinner, Ian Faragher
Introduction. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and super-selective mesenteric artery embolization (SMAE) in managing lower GI bleeding (LGIB). Method. A retrospective case series of patients with LGIB treated with SMAE in our health service. Patients with confirmed active LGIB, on either radionuclide scintigraphy (RS) or contrast-enhanced multidetector CT angiography (CE-MDCT), were referred for DSA +/- SMAE. Data collected included patient characteristics, screening modality, bleeding territory, embolization technique, technical and clinical success, short-term to medium-term complications, 30-day mortality, and progression to surgery related to procedural failure or complications...
2017: Radiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210215/tryptanthrin-suppresses-the-activation-of-the-lps-treated-bv2-microglial-cell-line-via-nrf2-ho-1-antioxidant-signaling
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Young-Won Kwon, So Yeong Cheon, Sung Yun Park, Juhyun Song, Ju-Hee Lee
Microglia are the resident macrophages in the central nervous system (CNS) and play essential roles in neuronal homeostasis and neuroinflammatory pathologies. Recently, microglia have been shown to contribute decisively to neuropathologic processes after ischemic stroke. Furthermore, natural compounds have been reported to attenuate inflammation and pathologies associated with neuroinflammation. Tryptanthrin (indolo[2,1-b]quinazoline-6,12-dione) is a phytoalkaloid with known anti-inflammatory effects in cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209366/quantifying-aortic-valve-calcification-using-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Abdulrahman M Alqahtani, Kevin E Boczar, Vinay Kansal, Kwan Chan, Girish Dwivedi, Benjamin J W Chow
INTRODUCTION: Aortic valve calcification (AVC) has been associated with major adverse cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. We sought to develop and validate a method to quantify AVC using coronary CT angiography (CTA). METHODS: Of 59 patients who underwent both non-contrast and contrast enhanced coronary CTA, 25 patients served as the derivation cohort and 34 patients served as the validation cohort. For non-contrast enhanced CT, quantification of AVC was performed using the Agatston method for coronary artery calcification (CAC)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204927/bicortical-facet-screws-as-a-new-option-for-posterior-c2-fixation-anatomical-study-and-clinical-experience
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Angelo Rusconi, E Freitas-Olim, P Coloma, R Messerer, C Barrey
PURPOSE: C2 fixation is a demanding procedure, particularly in patients with variants of C1-C2 anatomy. The inferior articular process (IAP) of the axis can be an alternative for screw placement. We report the results of a CT study of C2 IAP anatomy and we present the clinical experience of 28 patients operated with this technique. METHODS: Anatomical study: 50 CT angiographies of the vertebral arteries (VA) were used for this study and, therefore, 100 IAPs were considered...
February 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203123/spontaneous-isolated-superior-mesenteric-artery-dissection
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Anand Nath, Sayali Yewale, Mohammad Kousha
A true isolated superior mesenteric artery (SMA) dissection is a rare occurrence. The increasing use of diagnostic imaging studies has resulted in this rare disease being more recognized. A 68-year-old Caucasian female presented with sharp upper abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed dissection with thrombosis in the proximal SMA. Conservative management with bowel rest, blood pressure control, and anticoagulation relieved her symptoms. Follow-up CT showed stable dissection. Physicians should consider the diagnosis of isolated spontaneous SMA dissection after excluding more common causes...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203096/burden-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia-among-hospitalized-patients-in-lebanon-and-saudi-arabia
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Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Adel F Alothman, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Seema Haider, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe the real-world treatment patterns and burden of suspected or confirmed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study evaluated 2011-2012 data from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of MRSA pneumonia, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203095/burden-and-treatment-patterns-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-hospitalized-patients-in-the-middle-east-real-world-data-from-saudi-arabia-and-lebanon
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Adel F Alothman, Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal M Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Claudie Charbonneau, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to document the burden and treatment patterns associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) due to Candida and Aspergillus species in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study was conducted using data recorded from 2011 to 2012 from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of IFI due to Candida or Aspergillus, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202248/possible-role-of-adrenoceptors-in-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-in-corticotropin-releasing-factor-induced-sympatho-adrenomedullary-outflow-in-rats
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Shoshiro Okada, Naoko Yamaguchi
AIMS: A functional interaction between the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) system and noradrenergic neurons in the brain has been suggested. In the present study, we investigated the interrelationship between the central CRF-induced elevation of plasma catecholamines and adrenoceptor activation in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) using urethane-anesthetized rats. MAIN METHODS: In rats under urethane anesthesia, a femoral venous line was inserted for infusion of saline, and a femoral arterial line was inserted for collecting blood samples...
February 9, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196898/increased-radial-access-is-not-associated-with-worse-femoral-outcomes-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-united-kingdom
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William Hulme, Matthew Sperrin, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Karim Ratib, Peter Ludman, Alex Sirker, Tim Kinnaird, Nick Curzen, Chun Shing Kwok, Mark De Belder, James Nolan, Mamas A Mamas
BACKGROUND: The radial artery is increasingly adopted as the primary access site for cardiac catheterization because of patient preference, lower bleeding rates, cost effectiveness, and reduced risk of mortality in high-risk patient groups. Concerns have been expressed that operators/centers have become increasingly unfamiliar with transfemoral access. The aim of this study was to assess whether a change in access site practice toward transradial access nationally has led to worse outcomes in percutaneous coronary intervention procedures performed through the transfemoral access approach...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196737/statin-use-and-all-cause-and-cancer-mortality-biobank-japan-cohort
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Hiroshi Yokomichi, Akiko Nagai, Makoto Hirata, Akiko Tamakoshi, Yutaka Kiyohara, Yoichiro Kamatani, Kaori Muto, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Koichi Matsuda, Michiaki Kubo, Yusuke Nakamura, Zentaro Yamagata
BACKGROUND: Statins are the first-line agents used to treat patients with high serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of death from arterial sclerotic cardiovascular disease; however, little is known about the effects of non-statin pharmacological interventions on mortality as well as about the potential protective effects of statin use against cancer death. This work aimed to compare all-cause and cancer mortality among patients with hyperlipidaemia who did and did not receive statin treatment...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194003/lower-levels-of-the-glial-cell-marker-tspo-in-drug-naive-first-episode-psychosis-patients-as-measured-using-pet-and-11-c-pbr28
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K Collste, P Plavén-Sigray, H Fatouros-Bergman, P Victorsson, M Schain, A Forsberg, N Amini, S Aeinehband, S Erhardt, C Halldin, L Flyckt, L Farde, S Cervenka
Several lines of evidence are indicative of a role for immune activation in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Nevertheless, studies using positron emission tomography (PET) and radioligands for the translocator protein (TSPO), a marker for glial activation, have yielded inconsistent results. Whereas early studies using a radioligand with low signal-to-noise in small samples showed increases in patients, more recent studies with improved methodology have shown no differences or trend-level decreases. Importantly, all patients investigated thus far have been on antipsychotic medication, and as these compounds may dampen immune cell activity, this factor limits the conclusions that can be drawn...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185801/lived-experience-of-having-a-child-with-stroke-a%C3%A2-qualitative-study
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Syrine Soufi, Stéphane Chabrier, Laurent Bertoletti, Silvy Laporte, Stéphane Darteyre
OBJECTIVE: To assess the lived experience of parents whose child has suffered a stroke. METHODS: A qualitative study model was chosen, comprising in-depth interviews with parents separately or altogether. A semi-structured interview guide was used. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using constant comparison and content analysis. Participant checking was performed. Thirteen families of children aged 1 month to 17 years, having suffered ischaemic or haemorrhagic arterial stroke within one to five years, were recruited...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184211/disrupted-saccade-control-in-chronic-cerebral-injury-upper-motor-neuron-like-disinhibition-in-the-ocular-motor-system
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John-Ross Rizzo, Todd E Hudson, Andrew Abdou, Yvonne W Lui, Janet C Rucker, Preeti Raghavan, Michael S Landy
Saccades rapidly direct the line of sight to targets of interest to make use of the high acuity foveal region of the retina. These fast eye movements are instrumental for scanning visual scenes, foveating targets, and, ultimately, serve to guide manual motor control, including eye-hand coordination. Cerebral injury has long been known to impair ocular motor control. Recently, it has been suggested that alterations in control may be useful as a marker for recovery. We measured eye movement control in a saccade task in subjects with chronic middle cerebral artery stroke with both cortical and substantial basal ganglia involvement and in healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184003/a-survey-of-intracranial-aneurysm-treatment-practices-among-united-states-physicians
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Kyle M Fargen, Hector E Soriano-Baron, Julia T Rushing, William Mack, J Mocco, Felipe Albuquerque, Andrew F Ducruet, Maxim Mokin, Italo Linfante, Stacey Q Wolfe, John A Wilson, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Recent surveys have failed to examine cerebrovascular aneurysm treatment practices among US physicians. OBJECTIVE: To survey physicians who are actively involved in the care of patients with cerebrovascular aneurysms to determine current aneurysm treatment preferences. METHODS: A 25-question SurveyMonkey online survey was designed and distributed electronically to members of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Combined Cerebrovascular Section...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182993/de-novo-emergence-of-mesenchymal-stem-like-cd105-cancer-cells-by-cytotoxic-agents-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yoshimoto Nomura, Taro Yamashita, Naoki Oishi, Kouki Nio, Takehiro Hayashi, Mariko Yoshida, Tomoyuki Hayashi, Tomomi Hashiba, Yasuhiro Asahina, Hikari Okada, Hajime Sunagozaka, Hajime Takatori, Masao Honda, Shuichi Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are considered a pivotal target for the eradication of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, we reported that the CSC markers epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) and CD90 are expressed independently in primary HCCs and cell lines, and CD90(+) cells share features of metastatic vascular endothelial cells and express the vascular endothelial marker CD105, a co-receptor of transforming growth factor-beta. METHODS: The EpCAM(+) cell lines HuH1 and HuH7 were treated with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) or epirubicin in vitro...
February 6, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181119/visual-evaluation-of-kinetic-characteristics-of-pet-probe-for-neuroreceptors-using-a-two-phase-graphic-plot-analysis
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Hiroshi Ito, Yoko Ikoma, Chie Seki, Yasuyuki Kimura, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hiroyuki Takuwa, Masanori Ichise, Tetsuya Suhara, Iwao Kanno
Objectives In PET studies for neuroreceptors, tracer kinetics are described by the two-tissue compartment model (2-TCM), and binding parameters, including the total distribution volume (V T), non-displaceable distribution volume (V ND), and binding potential (BPND), can be determined from model parameters estimated by kinetic analysis. The stability of binding parameter estimates depends on the kinetic characteristics of radioligands. To describe these kinetic characteristics, we previously developed a two-phase graphic plot analysis in which V ND and V T can be estimated from the x-intercept of regression lines for early and delayed phases, respectively...
February 8, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179198/cesarean-scar-ectopic-pregnancy-laparoscopic-resection-and-total-scar-dehiscence-repair-a-case-report
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Sara Mahgoub, Victor Gabriele, Emilie Faller, Bruno Langer, Arnaud Wattiez, Lise Lecointre, Cherif Akladios
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Illustrate laparoscopic technique for resection of cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy, associated with isthmocele repair. DESIGN: Case report SETTING: Tertiary referral centre in Strasbourg, France. The study was approved by the local IRB. BACKGROUND: Cesarean scar pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy. The major risk of this type of pregnancy is the early uterine rupture with massive bleeding and maternal life-threatening...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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