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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792748/portal-vein-thrombosis-imaging-the-spectrum-of-disease-with-an-emphasis-on-mri-features
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Reena C Jha, Satinderpal Singh Khera, Amit Dinesh Kalaria
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review the classic and uncommon imaging findings of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) (acute, chronic, congenital, and septic thrombus) as visualized on multiple modalities, with an emphasis on MRI findings. Additional aims are to understand the imaging of obliterative portal venopathy and its clinical significance, appreciate morphologic changes of the biliary system that may accompany PVT, and recognize changes in liver enhancement patterns seen with PVT related to the hepatic arterial buffer response...
May 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792727/added-value-of-including-entire-brain-on-body-imaging-with-fdg-pet-mri
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Ana M Franceschi, Robert Matthews, Lev Bangiyev, Nand Relan, Ammar Chaudhry, Dinko Franceschi
OBJECTIVE: FDG PET/MRI examination of the body is routinely performed from the skull base to the mid thigh. Many types of brain abnormalities potentially could be detected on PET/MRI if the head was included. The objective of this study was therefore to identify and characterize brain findings incidentally detected on PET/MRI of the body with the head included. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified 269 patients with FDG PET/MRI whole-body scans that included the head...
May 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792056/placenta-in-intrauterine-fetal-demise-iufd-a-comprehensive-study-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Anisha Manocha, Gayatri Ravikumar, Julian Crasta
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD) is an unpredictable and challenging obstetric complication. Its etiology is multifactorial with more than 60% attributed to the placental cause. The present study was done with a primary objective of understanding the placental lesions underlying IUFD. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, IUFD cases (> 22 weeks) between January 2012-September 2015 were collected from pathology database. The clinical details with ultrasound findings were collected from mother's charts...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791711/percutaneous-edge-to-edge-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-current-indications-and-future-perspectives
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Martino Pepe, Emanuela De Cillis, Tommaso Acquaviva, Annagrazia Cecere, Pasquale D'Alessandro, Arturo Giordano, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Alessandro Santo Bortone
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most prevalent valvular heart disease (VHD) and represents an important cause of heart failure. Medical therapy has a limited role in improving symptoms and does not hinder the progression of valvular disease. Surgery is the treatment of choice for severe symptomatic MR; valve repair is currently the preferred surgical approach because it reduces peri-operative mortality and ensures a good medium- to long-term survival outcome. Nevertheless, a non-negligible proportion of patients with indications for surgical correction are considered to be at prohibitive perioperative risk, mainly because of old age and multiple comorbidities...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790691/the-protective-effect-of-gingko-biloba-in-a-rat-model-of-ovarian-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-improvement-in-histological-and-biochemical-parameters
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Nuri Yildirim, Deniz Simsek, Semir Kose, Alkim Gulsah Sahingoz Yildirim, Cagri Guven, Gurkan Yigitturk, Oytun Erbas
BACKGROUND: Ovarian torsion is one of the most common gynecological emergencies, which especially affects women of reproductive age. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the effect of Ginkgo biloba (GB) supplementation in ovarian ischemia/ reperfusion injury in an experimental torsion/de-torsion rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was carried out in the Ege University Faculty of Medicine in Izmir, Turkey. Thirty mature female Sprague-Dawley albino rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: in Group 1 (control), the abdominal wall was only opened and closed; in the torsion group (Group 2), ischemia was induced for 3 h, using atraumatic vascular clips to create a torsion model; in the torsion/GB group (Group 3), the rats were given 80 mg/kg (oral gavage) of GB 30 min before torsion was induced and the torsion model was formed; in the torsion/de-torsion group (Group 4), the rats underwent 3 h of ischemia and then the vascular clips were removed and reperfusion took place for 3 h; in the torsion/de-torsion/GB group (Group 5), the rats underwent 3 h of ischemia followed by GB (oral gavage) 30 min prior to a 3-h reperfusion period...
May 16, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790593/efficacy-and-absorption-of-topical-sirolimus-for-the-treatment-of-vascular-anomalies-in-children-a-case-series
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Sophie Le Sage, Michèle David, Josée Dubois, Julie Powell, Catherine C McCuaig, Yves Théorêt, Niina Kleiber
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Efficacy of topical sirolimus has recently been described in lymphatic anomalies but not in other types of vascular anomalies. To our knowledge, systemic absorption of topical sirolimus in these lesions has not yet been reported. The objective was to evaluate the efficacy, tolerance, and absorption of topical sirolimus 0.1% with different types of vascular anomalies in children. METHODS: Sirolimus 0.1% was applied on cutaneous vascular anomalies in six children aged 2-17...
May 23, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790571/-epidemiology-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-other-dementias
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J Garre-Olmo
INTRODUCTION: Dementia is a clinical syndrome resulting from a number of causations and which is usually accompanied by progressive and diffuse brain dysfunction. The different subtypes are characterised by a clinical picture with common symptoms that differ in terms of their aetiology, age, clinical presentation, clinical course and associated disorders. AIM: To present an update on the information available about the descriptive epidemiology of dementia and its main subtypes...
June 1, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790570/-%C3%A2-man-in-the-barrel%C3%A2-syndrome-atypical-manifestation-of-giant-cell-arteritis
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Y Calle-Lopez, A F Fernandez-Ramirez, E Franco-Dager, J G Gomez-Lopera, A L Vanegas-Garcia
INTRODUCTION: «Man-in-the-barrel» syndrome refers to diplegia of the upper extremities in which mobility of the head and lower limbs is preserved. Brachial plexitis that presents as «man-in-the-barrel» syndrome is an unusual manifestation of giant cell arteritis. We report a case of C5-C6 plexitis as part of the clinical features of a patient with giant cell arteritis. CASE REPORT: A 70-year-old male with a two-month history of weight loss, headache, facial pain and jaw claudication, associated with a persistent elevation of acute phase reactants and bilateral brachial plexopathy, with no evidence of neck or brain injuries or occult neoplasm and with negative autoimmunity tests...
June 1, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790567/regional-diversity-in-the-murine-cortical-vascular-network-is-revealed-by-synchrotron-x-ray-tomography-and-is-amplified-with-age
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J A Núñez, A Goring, B Javaheri, H Razi, D Gomez-Nicola, A A Pitsillides, P J Thurner, D Gomez-Nicola, P Schneider, C E Clarkin
TCortical bone is permeated by a system of pores, occupied by the blood supply and osteocytes. With ageing, bone mass reduction and disruption of the microstructure are associated with reduced vascular supply. Insight into the regulation of the blood supply to the bone could enhance the understanding of bone strength determinants and fracture healing. Using synchrotron radiation-based computed tomography, the distribution of vascular canals and osteocyte lacunae was assessed in murine cortical bone and the influence of age on these parameters was investigated...
May 23, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789898/-clinical-parameters-of-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-longterm-treatment-results-of-an-outpatient-clinic
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S Wassel, E Tsompanidi, E Tahmaz, B Hörster, R Hoerster
BACKGROUND: The clinical outcome of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) depends on constant follow-up and consistent treatment. Data about the long-term course of intensive anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy from outpatient clinics are rare. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to characterize a population of nAMD patients with long-term follow-up and intensive anti-VEGF therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a supra-regional outpatient clinic, we retrospectively identified patients who had received at least 30 intravitreal anti-VEGF injections and were followed for at least 4 years...
May 22, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789865/the-roles-of-early-surgery-and-comorbid-conditions-on-outcomes-of-severe-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
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Rifat Latifi, Apar S Patel, David J Samson, Elizabeth H Tilley, Saranda Gashi, Roberto Bergamaschi, Ayman El-Menyar
PURPOSE: Severe necrotizing soft-tissue infections (NSTIs) require immediate early surgical treatment to avoid adverse outcomes. This study aims to determine the impact of early surgery and comorbid conditions on the outcomes of NSTIs. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on all subjects presenting with NSTI at an academic medical center between 2005 and 2016. Patients were identified based on ICD codes. Those under the age of 18 or with intraoperative findings not consistent with NSTI diagnosis were excluded...
May 22, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789808/the-value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-mathematical-prediction-model-in-diagnosis-of-solitary-pulmonary-nodules
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Ling Wang, Yao Chen, Kun Tang, Jie Lin, Hong Zhang
Purpose: To establish an 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18 F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) mathematical prediction model to improve the diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs). Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 177 consecutive patients who underwent 18 F-FDG PET/CT for evaluation of SPNs. The mathematical model was established by logistic regression analysis. The diagnostic capabilities of the model were calculated, and the areas under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) were compared with Mayo and VA model...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789596/cervical-vagus-nerve-morphometry-and-vascularity-in-the-context-of-nerve-stimulation-a-cadaveric-study
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Niels Hammer, Sabine Löffler, Yusuf Ozgur Cakmak, Benjamin Ondruschka, Uwe Planitzer, Michael Schultz, Dirk Winkler, David Weise
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has become a well-established therapy for epilepsy and depression, and is emerging to treat inflammatory disease, with the cervical vagus nerve (CVN) as major stimulation site. CVN morphometries are missing for VNS, considering its variability. Morphometric data were obtained from CVNs in 27 cadavers, including branching patterns and histology. Cross-sectional area, greater and lesser diameters averaged 7.2 ± 3.1 mm2 , 5.1 ± 1.5 and 4.1 ± 1.3 mm, and were ≤11...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789493/critical-appraisal-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-ages-and-circulating-soluble-receptors-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-srage-as-a-predictive-biomarkers-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Adel M A Assiri, Hala F M Kamel, Abeer A ALrefai
The interaction of advanced glycation end products (AGE) and their receptors promote vascular complications of diabetes in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The soluble form of the receptor for the advanced glycation end-products (sRAGE) has been studied as a vascular biomarker in various diseases with controversial results. Our aim was to evaluate the association of the serum levels of the AGEs and their receptor sRAGE with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the cardiovascular risk factors among HD patients. There were 130 HD patients and 80 age and gender matched control subjects were involved; 31...
May 22, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789335/prediction-of-thrombotic-and-bleeding-events-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-credo-kyoto-thrombotic-and-bleeding-risk-scores
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Masahiro Natsuaki, Takeshi Morimoto, Kyohei Yamaji, Hirotoshi Watanabe, Yusuke Yoshikawa, Hiroki Shiomi, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Yutaka Furukawa, Kazushige Kadota, Kenji Ando, Takashi Akasaka, Keiichi Igarashi Hanaoka, Ken Kozuma, Kengo Tanabe, Yoshihiro Morino, Toshiya Muramatsu, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: Prediction of thrombotic and bleeding risk is important to optimize antithrombotic therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: We developed the prediction rules for thrombotic and bleeding events separately in Japanese patients. Derivation and validation cohorts consisted of 4778 patients from CREDO-Kyoto (Coronary Revascularization Demonstrating Outcome Study in Kyoto) registry cohort 2 and 4669 patients from RESET (Randomized Evaluation of Sirolimus-Eluting Versus Everolimus-Eluting Stent Trial) and NEXT (Nobori Biolimus-Eluting Versus Xience/Promus Everolimus-Eluting Stent Trial)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788900/association-between-vascular-comorbidity-and-progression-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-two-year-observational-study-in-norwegian-memory-clinics
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Rannveig Sakshaug Eldholm, Karin Persson, Maria Lage Barca, Anne-Brita Knapskog, Lena Cavallin, Knut Engedal, Geir Selbaek, Eva Skovlund, Ingvild Saltvedt
BACKGROUND: Vascular risk factors increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but there is limited evidence on whether comorbid vascular conditions and risk factors have an impact on disease progression. The aim of this study was to examine the association between vascular disease and vascular risk factors and progression of AD. METHODS: In a longitudinal observational study in three Norwegian memory clinics, 282 AD patients (mean age 73.3 years, 54% female) were followed for mean 24 (16-37) months...
May 22, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788800/relationship-between-ykl-40-and-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Tetsuya Furukawa, Kiyoshi Matsui, Masayasu Kitano, Yuichi Yokoyama, Masahiro Sekiguchi, Naoto Azuma, Yasutomo Imai, Seiichi Hirota, Kiyofumi Yamanishi, Hajime Sano
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an intractable connective tissue disease that causes skin and organ fibrosis. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) affect its prognosis. YKL-40 protein impacts inflammation and tissue remodeling. Therefore, we evaluated the utility of YKL-40 blood levels in identifying patients with SSc complicated by PAH, as confirmed by immunohistochemistry (IHC) examination. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 78 patients with SSc and performed IHC on 7 normal and 7 SSc skin samples in the Japanese population...
May 23, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788741/foxa1-and-ck7-expression-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-its-prognostic-significance
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Y Xu, W Wang, L Li, J Liu, X Wu, J Yu, H Wang, W Cui, R Zhang
Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors in human. Some ESCC cells express adenocarcinoma cell markers, such as Cytokeratin 7 (CK7), but the clinical significance of these cells in ESCC is unknown. Immunohistochemical analysis of CK7 and Fork head box protein A1(FOXA1, an upstream regulator of CK7) was performed on 610 ESCC specimens using tissue microarray. In total, positive staining of CK7 was 59/594 (10%). CK7 expression was correlated with ESCC differentiation (P=0...
March 14, 2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788425/patients-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-and-vascular-calcification-have-a-large-hydrodynamic-radius-of-secondary-calciprotein-particles
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Wei Chen, Viktoriya Anokhina, Gregory Dieudonne, Matthew K Abramowitz, Randeep Kashyap, Chen Yan, Tong Tong Wu, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, Benjamin L Miller, David A Bushinsky
Background: The size of secondary calciprotein particles (CPP2) and the speed of transformation (T50) from primary calciprotein particles (CPP1) to CPP2 in serum may be associated with vascular calcification (VC) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: We developed a high throughput, microplate-based assay using dynamic light scattering (DLS) to measure the transformation of CPP1 to CPP2, hydrodynamic radius (Rh) of CPP1 and CPP2, T50 and aggregation of CPP2...
May 16, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788255/reproductive-hormones-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-in-midlife-women
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Rebecca C Thurston, Shalender Bhasin, Yuefang Chang, Emma Barinas Mitchell, Karen A Matthews, Ravi Jasuja, Nanette Santoro
Context: Reproductive hormones are understood to be important to the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women. However, standard estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) assays lack sensitivity at the levels of postmenopausal women. Objective: Investigate relations of mass spectrometry-assessed estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), and testosterone (T), and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and subclinical CVD in women. Design, Setting, Participants: 304 peri- and postmenopausal women, aged 40-60 years, and free of clinical CVD underwent subclinical CVD measurements...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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