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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449503/re-crossing-the-distal-cell-in-bifurcation-verified-by-using-an-enhanced-stent-visualization-system-and-optical-coherence-tomography-a-report-of-two-cases
#1
Ruofei Jia, Zening Jin, Hong Li, Jing Han
The coronary guidewire re-crossing position before the final kissing balloon post-dilation is important to reduce the incidence of incomplete stent apposition in bifurcation lesions. Angiography and intravascular ultrasonography are unreliable at detecting the site of wire re-crossing. The high resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) offers the advantage of precise assessment of construction in bifurcation. However, the OCT technique still has some limitations, including the requirement for additional contrast and expense...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449126/results-of-the-answer-trial-using-the-pulserider-for-the-treatment-of-broad-necked-bifurcation-aneurysms
#2
Alejandro M Spiotta, Colin P Derdeyn, Satoshi Tateshima, Jay Mocco, R Webster Crowley, Kenneth C Liu, Lee Jensen, Koji Ebersole, Alan Reeves, Demetrius K Lopes, Ricardo A Hanel, Eric Sauvageau, Gary Duckwiler, Adnan Siddiqui, Elad Levy, Ajit Puri, Lee Pride, Roberta Novakovic, M Imran Chaudry, Raymond D Turner, Aquilla S Turk
BACKGROUND: The safety and probable benefit of the PulseRider (Pulsar Vascular, Los Gatos, California) for the treatment of broad-necked, bifurcation aneurysms was studied in the context of the prospective, nonrandomized, single arm clinical trial-the Adjunctive Neurovascular Support of Wide-neck aneurysm Embolization and Reconstruction (ANSWER) Trial. OBJECTIVE: To present the results of the United States cases employing the PulseRider device as part of the ANSWER clinical trial...
April 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448638/a-minimal-model-of-burst-noise-induced-bistability
#3
Johannes Falk, Marc Mendler, Barbara Drossel
We investigate the influence of intrinsic noise on stable states of a one-dimensional dynamical system that shows in its deterministic version a saddle-node bifurcation between monostable and bistable behaviour. The system is a modified version of the Schlögl model, which is a chemical reaction system with only one type of molecule. The strength of the intrinsic noise is varied without changing the deterministic description by introducing bursts in the autocatalytic production step. We study the transitions between monostable and bistable behavior in this system by evaluating the number of maxima of the stationary probability distribution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448421/multislice-computed-tomography-assessment-of-tracheobronchial-patterns-in-partial-anomalous-left-pulmonary-artery
#4
Shi-Yu Wang, Wei Gao, Yu-Min Zhong, Ai-Min Sun, Qian Wang, Li-Wei Hu, Hai-Sheng Qiu, Jian-Ying Li, Richard B Jaffe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to present relationship between partial anomalous left pulmonary artery (PALPA) and the tracheobronchial tree and patterns of the tracheobronchial tree assessed by multislice computed tomography (MSCT). METHODS: Nine patients were assessed by MSCT. The relationships between the tracheobronchial tree and PALPA and different tracheobronchial patterns, location of tracheobronchial stenosis, severity of stenosis, and associated cardiac defects were evaluated...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447055/associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-bleeding-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-hbv-cirrhosis-a-safety-strategy
#5
Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Giovanni Vennarecci, Pasquale Lepiane, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre
The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) spontaneous tumor rupture varies between 3% and 26%. For resectable HCC ruptures, emergency hepatectomy or staged hepatectomy after transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) are life-saving procedures, and efficient therapeutic methods. We report a multimodal therapy including TAE, associating liver partition and portal vein ligation (ALPPS) and immunoglobuline infusion for a huge bleeding HCC with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) in hepatitis B virus (HBV) cirrhosis...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446242/activity-of-distinct-growth-factor-receptor-network-components-in-breast-tumors-uncovers-two-biologically-relevant-subtypes
#6
Mumtahena Rahman, Shelley M MacNeil, David F Jenkins, Gajendra Shrestha, Sydney R Wyatt, Jasmine A McQuerry, Stephen R Piccolo, Laura M Heiser, Joe W Gray, W Evan Johnson, Andrea H Bild
BACKGROUND: The growth factor receptor network (GFRN) plays a significant role in driving key oncogenic processes. However, assessment of global GFRN activity is challenging due to complex crosstalk among GFRN components, or pathways, and the inability to study complex signaling networks in patient tumors. Here, pathway-specific genomic signatures were used to interrogate GFRN activity in breast tumors and the consequent phenotypic impact of GRFN activity patterns. METHODS: Novel pathway signatures were generated in human primary mammary epithelial cells by overexpressing key genes from GFRN pathways (HER2, IGF1R, AKT1, EGFR, KRAS (G12V), RAF1, BAD)...
April 26, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446074/open-repair-of-hepatic-artery-and-celiac-artery-aneurysms-in-a-patient-with-prior-aortic-dissection-with-an-iliac-to-hepatic-artery-bypass
#7
Seema Joshi, Moshe Halak, Arie Ariche, Daniel Silverberg
A 67-year-old male with a history of an aortic dissection was found to have a large hepatic and celiac artery aneurysm. Due to the extent of the dissection within the aorta, a bypass was performed from his iliac artery to the hepatic bifurcation, followed by exclusion and ligation of the aneurysms.
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445623/life-threatening-injury-caused-by-complete-impalement-of-a-toothbrush-case-report
#8
Akiko Umibe, Kazuhiro Omura, Takuya Hachisu, Utaro Anazawa, Yasuhiro Tanaka
Toothbrushes are the most common cause of foreign body injury to the oral cavity in children, but complete impalement by a toothbrush is an extremely rare occurrence and has not been reported previously. This report describes a 28-month girl who fell from a one-meter ledge while brushing her teeth. Her toothbrush penetrated the oral cavity and could not be removed, so she was rushed to the hospital with the toothbrush in place. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed penetration of the toothbrush from the oral cavity into and through the right posterior neck at the level of the bifurcation of the common carotid artery...
April 26, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445607/fractal-characteristics-of-the-microvascular-network-a-useful-index-to-assess-vascularization-level-of-porous-silk-fibroin-biomaterial
#9
Kuihua Zhan, Lun Bai, Qinqin Wu, Derong Lei, Guangqian Wang
The neovascularization of biomaterials for tissue engineering is not only related to growth of capillaries but also involves appropriate hierarchy distribution of the microvessels. In this study, we proposed hierarchy distribution contrast method which can assess vascular transport capacity, in order to examine the hierarchy distribution of the neovessels during vascularization of the porous silk fibroin biomaterials implanted into rats and its evolution. The results showed that the fractal characteristics appeared toward the end of the vascularization stages, and the structure of the microvascular network after 3 weeks of implantation was similar to the fractal microvascular tree with bifurcation exponent x=3 and fractal dimension D=1...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445003/a-multiscale-approach-for-determining-the-morphology-of-endothelial-cells-at-a-coronary-artery
#10
Hossein Ali Pakravan, Mohammad Said Saidi, Bahar Firoozabadi
The morphology of endothelial cells (ECs) may be an indication for determining the atheroprone sites. Until now, there is not any clinical imaging technique to visualize the morphology of ECs at the arteries. The present study, introduces a computational technique for determining the morphology of ECs. This technique is a multiscale simulation, consisting the artery-scale and the cell-scale. The artery-scale is a FSI simulation. The input for the artery-scale is the geometry of the coronary artery (CA), dynamic curvature of the artery due to the cardiac motion, blood flow, blood pressure, heart rate, and the mechanical properties of the blood and the arterial wall, which these quantities can be obtained for a specific patient...
April 26, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443663/host-guest-interactions-accompanying-the-encapsulation-of-1-4-diazabicyclo-2-2-2-octane-within-endo-functionalized-macrocycles
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Dipali N Lande, Maneesha N Shewale, Shridhar P Gejji
Binding of novel endo-functionalized bis-urea/thiourea molecular receptors toward neutral 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) demonstrating stronger binding of the bis-thiourea macrocycles than their urea analogues by employing M06-2X/6-31+G(d,p) based density functional theory. The formation of such inclusion complexes is spontaneous, thermodynamically favorable and facilitated via the bifurcated N-H•••N•••H-N hydrogen bonding, C-H•••π, dipole-dipole and other non-covalent interactions, which reflect in the 'frequency shift' of their characteristic N-H vibrations in the calculated vibrational spectra of these complexes...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443636/rich-complex-behaviour-of-self-assembled-nanoparticles-far-from-equilibrium
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Serim Ilday, Ghaith Makey, Gursoy B Akguc, Özgün Yavuz, Onur Tokel, Ihor Pavlov, Oguz Gülseren, F Ömer Ilday
A profoundly fundamental question at the interface between physics and biology remains open: what are the minimum requirements for emergence of complex behaviour from nonliving systems? Here, we address this question and report complex behaviour of tens to thousands of colloidal nanoparticles in a system designed to be as plain as possible: the system is driven far from equilibrium by ultrafast laser pulses that create spatiotemporal temperature gradients, inducing Marangoni flow that drags particles towards aggregation; strong Brownian motion, used as source of fluctuations, opposes aggregation...
April 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438710/a-purpose-built-neck-coil-for-black-blood-dante-prepared-carotid-artery-imaging-at-7t
#13
Konstantinos Papoutsis, Linqing Li, Jamie Near, Stephen Payne, Peter Jezzard
Atherosclerotic plaques in the bifurcation of the carotid arteries can pose a significant health risk due to possible plaque rupture and subsequent stroke. The assessment of plaques, and evaluation of the risk they pose, can be performed with Black-Blood (BB) vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging. However, resolution at standard clinical field strengths (up to 3T) is limited, hampering reliable assessment and diagnosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the benefits of 7T MRI using a BB application that has been successful at clinical field strengths...
April 21, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438637/cloning-and-functional-analysis-of-succinate-dehydrogenase-gene-pssdha-in-phytophthora-sojae
#14
Yuemin Pan, Tao Ye, Zhimou Gao
Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) is one of the key enzymes of the tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA cycle) and a proven target of fungicides for true fungi. To explore the roles of the SDHA gene in Phytophthora sojae, we first cloned PsSDHA to construct the PsSDHA silenced expression vector pHAM34-PsSDHA, and then utilized PEG to mediate the P. sojae protoplast transformation experiment. Through transformation screening, we obtained the silenced mutants A1 and A3, which have significant suppressive effect. Further study showed that the hyphae of the silenced mutant strains were shorter and more bifurcated; the growth of the silenced mutants was clearly inhibited in 10% V8 agar medium containing sodium chloride (NaCl), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) or Congo Red, respectively...
April 21, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437485/t-cell-function-is-dispensable-for-intracranial-aneurysm-formation-and-progression
#15
Haruka Miyata, Hirokazu Koseki, Katsumi Takizawa, Hidetoshi Kasuya, Kazuhiko Nozaki, Shuh Narumiya, Tomohiro Aoki
Given the social importance of intracranial aneurysm as a major cause of a lethal subarachnoid hemorrhage, clarification of mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of this disease is essential for improving poor prognosis once after rupture. Previous histopathological analyses of human aneurysm walls have revealed the presence of T cells in lesions suggesting involvement of this type of cell in the pathogenesis. However, it remains unclear whether T cell actively participates in intracranial aneurysm progression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437066/electric-field-driven-direct-desulfurization
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Bogdana Borca, Tomasz Michnowicz, Rémi Pétuya, Marcel Pristl, Verena Schendel, Ivan Pentegov, Ulrike Kraft, Hagen Klauk, Peter Wahl, Rico Gutzler, Andrés Arnau, Uta Schlickum, Klaus Kern
The ability to elucidate the elementary steps of a chemical reaction at the atomic scale is important for the detailed understanding of the processes involved which is key to uncover avenues for improved reaction paths. Here, we track the chemical pathway of an irreversible direct desulfurization reaction of tetracenothiophene adsorbed on the Cu(111) closed-packed surface at the submolecular level. Using the precise control of the tip position in a Scanning Tunneling Microscope and the electric field applied across the tunnel junction, the two carbon-sulfur bonds of a thiophene unit are successively cleaved...
April 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435963/thermodynamic-and-morphological-characterization-of-turing-patterns-in-non-isothermal-reaction-diffusion-systems
#17
Horacio Serna, Alberto P Muñuzuri, Daniel Barragán
The effect of temperature on the bifurcation diagram and Turing instability domain under non isothermal conditions is studied in the reversible Gray-Scott model. After adding the energy balance to the cubic autocatalytic model, the thermostat temperature and heat transfer coefficient are used as control parameters in the Turing pattern formation. The patterns obtained in the domain of the thermal parameter are characterized by quantifying the overall entropy generation rate and two topological indices; Shannon entropy and Minkowski functionals...
April 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435730/crystal-structure-of-n-2-benzoyl-5-ethynylphen-yl-quinoline-2-carboxamide
#18
Diana Peña-Solórzano, Burkhard König, Cesar A Sierra, Cristian Ochoa-Puentes
In the title compound, C25H16N2O2, the quinoline ring system is essentially planar, with a maximum deviation of 0.030 (1) Å, and forms a dihedral angle of 20.9 (1)° with benzoyl benzene ring. The unsubstituted phenyl ring forms dihedral angles of 52.7 (1)° with the quinoline ring system and 54.1 (1)° with the ethynyl-substituted benzene ring. The mol-ecule contains an intra-molecular bifurcated N-H⋯(O,N) hydrogen bond, forming S(5) and S(6) rings, which may influence the conformation of the mol-ecule...
April 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435699/crystal-structures-of-n-4-chloro-phen-yl-2-4-6-di-amino-pyrimidin-2-yl-sulfan-yl-acetamide-and-n-3-chloro-phen-yl-2-4-6-di-amino-pyrimidin-2-yl-sulfan-yl-acetamide
#19
S Subasri, Timiri Ajay Kumar, Barij Nayan Sinha, Venkatesan Jayaprakash, Vijayan Viswanathan, Devadasan Velmurugan
The title compounds, C12H12ClN5OS, (I), and C12H12ClN5OS, (II), are 2-[(di-amino-pyrimidin-2-yl)sulfan-yl]acetamides. Compound (II), crystallizes with two independent mol-ecules (A and B) in the asymmetric unit. In each of the mol-ecules, in both (I) and (II), an intra-molecular N-H⋯N hydrogen bond forms an S(7) ring motif. The pyrimidine ring is inclined to the benzene ring by 42.25 (14)° in (I), and by 59.70 (16) and 62.18 (15)° in mol-ecules A and B, respectively, of compound (II). In the crystal of (I), mol-ecules are linked by pairs of N-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers with an R2(2)(8) ring motif...
April 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434235/recirculation-zone-length-in-renal-artery-is-affected-by-flow-spirality-and-renal-to-aorta-flow-ratio
#20
Ashkan Javadzadegan, David Fulker, Tracie Barber
Haemodynamic perturbations such as flow recirculation zones play a key role in progression and development of renal artery stenosis, which typically originate at the aorta-renal bifurcation. The spiral nature of aortic blood flow, division of aortic blood flow in renal artery as well as the exercise conditions have been shown to alter the haemodynamics in both positive and negative ways. This study focuses on the combinative effects of spiral component of blood flow, renal-to-aorta flow ratio and the exercise conditions on the size and distribution of recirculation zones in renal branches using computational fluid dynamics technique...
April 24, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
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