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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213819/conditional-knockout-of-activin-like-kinase-1-alk-1-leads-to-heart-failure-without-maladaptive-remodeling
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Kevin J Morine, Xiaoying Qiao, Vikram Paruchuri, Mark J Aronovitz, Emily E Mackey, Lyanne Buiten, Jonathan Levine, Keshan Ughreja, Prerna Nepali, Robert M Blanton, Richard H Karas, S Paul Oh, Navin K Kapur
Activin like kinase-1 (AlK-1) mediates signaling via the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) family of ligands. AlK-1 activity promotes endothelial proliferation and migration. Reduced AlK-1 activity is associated with arteriovenous malformations. No studies have examined the effect of global AlK-1 deletion on indices of cardiac remodeling. We hypothesized that reduced levels of AlK-1 promote maladaptive cardiac remodeling. To test this hypothesis, we employed AlK-1 conditional knockout mice (cKO) harboring the ROSA26-CreER knock-in allele, whereby a single dose of intraperitoneal tamoxifen triggered ubiquitous Cre recombinase-mediated excision of floxed AlK-1 alleles...
February 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213194/subcortical-mapping-using-an-electrified-cusa-in-pediatric-supratentorial-surgery
#2
Jonathan Roth, Akiva Korn, Yifat Bitan-Talmor, Rivka Kaufman, Margaret Ekstein, Shlomi Constantini
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative electrophysiology is increasingly used for various lesion resections, both in adult and pediatric brain surgery. Subcortical mapping is often used in adult surgery when lesions lie in proximity to the corticospinal tract (CST). We describe a novel technique of continuous subcortical mapping using an electrified Cavitron UltraSonic Aspirator (CUSA) in children with supratentorial lesions. METHODS: We evaluated the method of subcortical mapping using a CUSA as a stimulation probe...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203368/a-nationwide-survey-of-anthelmintic-treatment-failure-on-sheep-farms-in-ireland
#3
Jason D Keegan, Orla M Keane, Barbara Good, Theo De Waal, Marian Denny, James P Hanrahan, William Fitzgerald, Maresa Sheehan
BACKGROUND: Between 2013 and 2015 the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) administered a sheep technology adoption programme (STAP), with the aim of increasing profitability on Irish sheep farms by encouraging the adoption of best management practices. One of the options available to STAP participants was to test the efficacy of the anthelmintic treatment (benzimadazole, levamisole or macrocyclic lactone) used in their flocks by means of a drench test, which is a modification of the faecal egg count reduction test; individual faecal samples were collected from the same group of lambs before and after anthelmintic treatment, the number of eggs present pre and post treatment was subsequently determined from a pooled sample...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190454/somatic-map2k1-mutations-are-associated-with-extracranial-arteriovenous-malformation
#4
Javier A Couto, August Y Huang, Dennis J Konczyk, Jeremy A Goss, Steven J Fishman, John B Mulliken, Matthew L Warman, Arin K Greene
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a fast-flow, congenital vascular anomaly that may arise anywhere in the body. AVMs typically progress, causing destruction of surrounding tissue and, sometimes, cardiac overload. AVMs are difficult to control; they often re-expand after embolization or resection, and pharmacologic therapy is unavailable. We studied extracranial AVMs in order to identify their biological basis. We performed whole-exome sequencing (WES) and whole-genome sequencing (WGS) on AVM tissue from affected individuals...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186446/de-novo-avm-formation-following-venous-sinus-thrombosis-and-prior-avm-resection-in-adults-report-of-2-cases
#5
Siyu Shi, Raghav Gupta, Justin M Moore, Christoph J Griessenauer, Nimer Adeeb, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Ajith J Thomas, Christopher S Ogilvy
Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are traditionally considered congenital lesions, arising from aberrant vascular development during the intrauterine period. Rarely, however, AVMs develop in the postnatal period. Individual case reports of de novo AVM formation in both pediatric and adult patients have challenged the traditional dogma of a congenital origin. Instead, for these cases, a dynamic picture is emerging of AVM growth and development, initially triggered by ischemic and/or traumatic events, coupled with genetic predispositions...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178121/a-case-report-of-congenital-umbilical-arteriovenous-malformation-complicated-with-liver-failure-after-surgical-excision
#6
Ji-Won Han, Hyun-Young Kim, Sung-Eun Jung
RATIONALE: Few case reports of umbilical arteriovenous malformation (AVM) have been reported. Herein, we report a neonatal case of umbilical AVM who underwent liver failure after surgical excision. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a girl delivered at a gestational age of 39+5 weeks showing cyanosis and heart murmur. DIAGNOSES: Cardiac echography, abdominal ultrasonography (USG), and computed tomography revealed suspecting the umbilical AVM...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169115/angiotensin-ii-antagonism-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-for-gastrointestinal-bleeding-caused-by-arteriovenous-malformations-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#7
Brian A Houston, Andrea L C Schneider, Joban Vaishnav, David M Cromwell, P Elliott Miller, Kamil F Faridi, Ashish Shah, Chris Sciortino, Glenn Whitman, Ryan J Tedford, Gerin R Stevens, Daniel P Judge, Stuart D Russell, Rosanne Rouf
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis is implicated in formation of gastrointestinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Angiotensin II signaling is involved in angiogenesis through the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiopoietin-2 pathways. We hypothesized that angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) and angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) therapy would be associated with a reduced risk of all-cause gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) and AVM-associated GIB in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs)...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165669/non-invasive-ct-screening-for-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-in-children-with-confirmed-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-results-from-two-pediatric-centers
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Nurcan Soysal, Mélanie Eyries, Suzanne Verlhac, Virginie Escabasse, Natascha Remus, Aline Tamalet, Jean-Yves Rioux, Stéphanie Franchi-Abella, Manuela Vasile, Sarah Robert, Céline Delestrain, Isabelle Hau, Hubert Ducou-Le Pointe, Florent Soubrier, Marie-France Carette, Ralph Epaud
BACKGROUND: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that is caused by mutations in mainly two genes, that is ENG, encoding endoglin (HHT1), or ACVRL1, encoding activin receptor-like kinase 1 (ALK-1/HHT2). HHT is characterized by recurrent epistaxis, mucocutaneous telangiectasia, and vascular visceral dysplasia responsible for visceral arteriovenous malformations (AVM). AIM: to report the experience of two university hospitals (Trousseau, Paris, and CHIC, Creteil) with screening children for HHT and pulmonary AVM (PAVM) using high resolution computed tomography (HRCT)...
February 6, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164000/spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-and-cecal-arteriovenous-malformation-in-a-boy
#9
Vimlesh Soni, Pankaj C Vaidya, Jitendra Kumar Sahu, Mukesh Yadav, Pratibha Singhi
Concurrent spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and cecal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) are very rare. A 6-year old boy presented with lower limb paresis after trauma. On imaging work-up spinal dural AVF was found. It was managed with endovascular glue embolization. After two years, the boy presented with severe anemia and occult gastrointestinal tract (GIT) bleed. Cecal AVM was diagnosed and managed with embolization.
January 2017: APSP Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163810/eruption-of-blood-arteriovenous-malformation-of-the-penile-urethra
#10
Joshua T White, Richard J Baverstock
While arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are a common congenital or post-traumatic abnormality, male genital AVMs are rare and have been described in the scrotum or penis in pediatric patients.1,2 We describe a 34-year-old male presenting with recurrent spontaneous penile urethral bleeding found to have an AVM of the penile urethra. While angiography has traditionally been helpful, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can aid in the diagnosis and characterization of these lesions.3 Each case of male genital AVM provides a unique challenge to manage depending on the presenting complaint, as there are no guidelines to direct treatment...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149675/computer-simulation-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-validation-analysis-of-hemodynamics-parameters
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Y Kiran Kumar, Shashi Bhushan Mehta, Manjunath Ramachandra
PROBLEM: The purpose of this work is to provide some validation methods for evaluating the hemodynamic assessment of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (CAVM). This article emphasizes the importance of validating noninvasive measurements for CAVM patients, which are designed using lumped models for complex vessel structure. METHODS: The validation of the hemodynamics assessment is based on invasive clinical measurements and cross-validation techniques with the Philips proprietary validated software's Qflow and 2D Perfursion...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139503/endoscopic-resection-of-asymptomatic-colonic-polypoid-arteriovenous-malformations-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
#12
Han-Hee Lee, Hyuk-Min Kwon, Sanghyun Gil, Young-Shin Kim, Minjung Cho, Kyung-Jin Seo, Hiun-Suk Chae, Young-Seok Cho
A colonic arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a significant vascular lesion of the gastrointestinal tract and a common cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding. AVMs are usually identified endoscopically as bright red, flat lesions. AVMs with a polypoid appearance are extremely rare in the large intestine. We present two cases of colonic polypoid AVM, which were detected incidentally during screening colonoscopy. Both the patients had no history of gastrointestinal bleeding such as melena or hematochezia. Colonoscopy revealed pedunculated polyps overlaid by hyperemic mucosa in the ascending colon and proximal sigmoid colon...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132013/new-predictive-model-for-microsurgical-outcome-of-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformations-study-protocol
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Xianzeng Tong, Jun Wu, Yong Cao, Yuanli Zhao, Shuo Wang
INTRODUCTION: Although microsurgical resection is currently the first-line treatment modality for arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), microsurgery of these lesions is complicated due to the fact that they are very heterogeneous vascular anomalies. The Spetzler-Martin grading system and the supplementary grading system have demonstrated excellent performances in predicting the risk of AVM surgery. However, there are currently no predictive models based on multimodal MRI techniques. The purpose of this study is to propose a predictive model based on multimodal MRI techniques to assess the microsurgical risk of intracranial AVMs...
January 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128692/volume-staged-versus-dose-staged-stereotactic-radiosurgery-outcomes-for-large-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-a-systematic-review
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Adeel Ilyas, Ching-Jen Chen, Dale Ding, Davis G Taylor, Shayan Moosa, Cheng-Chia Lee, Or Cohen-Inbar, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Several recent studies have improved our understanding of the outcomes of volume-staged (VS) and dose-staged (DS) stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for the treatment of large (volume > 10 cm(3)) brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). In light of these recent additions to the literature, the aim of this systematic review is to provide an updated comparison of VS-SRS and DS-SRS for large AVMs. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was performed using PubMed to identify cohorts of 5 or more patients with large AVMs who had been treated with VS-SRS or DS-SRS...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127723/obstructive-hydrocephalus-caused-by-an-unruptured-arteriovenous-malformation-successfully-treated-by-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-after-shunt-dysfunction
#15
Charles Champeaux, Céline Botella, Etienne Lefevre, Bertrand Devaux
The authors report on a patient harbouring an unruptured cortical arteriovenous malformation (AVM), who had presented with obstructive hydrocephalus due to compression of the cerebral aqueduct by a large venous varix. A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt was inserted in emergency. Due to its large volume, the AVM was not referred for treatment and a follow-up policy was chosen. After the second VP shunt dysfunction, endoscopic third ventriculostomy was performed under neuronavigation. The procedure went uneventfully and the patient recovered well...
December 22, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126981/-basal-ganglia-arteriovenous-malformation-in-an-elderly-patient-presented-with-putaminal-hemorrhage-diagnosed-after-hematoma-evacuation-by-imaging-a-case-report
#16
Ken Ueyama, Seigo Koyama
A 67-year-old male patient presented with disturbance of consciousness, anisocoria, and right hemiparesis. Computed tomography (CT) scans demonstrated a large putaminal hemorrhage on the left. An emergent operation was performed and the hematoma was removed. Postoperative magnetic resonance angiographic (MRA) images and carotid angiography (CAG) revealed a basal ganglia arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The AVM was resected completely. Putaminal hemorrhages due to basal ganglia AVM rupture are very rare in the elderly...
January 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126751/application-of-time-resolved-3d-digital-subtraction-angiography-to-plan-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-radiosurgery
#17
K-K Chen, W-Y Guo, H-C Yang, C-J Lin, C-H F Wu, S Gehrisch, M Kowarschik, Y-T Wu, W-Y Chung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Time-resolved 3D-DSA (4D-DSA) enables viewing vasculature from any desired angle and time frame. We investigated whether these advantages may facilitate treatment planning and the feasibility of using 4D-DSA as a single imaging technique in AVM/dural arteriovenous fistula radiosurgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients (8 dural arteriovenous fistulas and 12 AVMs; 13 men and 7 women; mean age, 45 years; range, 18-64 years) who were scheduled for gamma knife radiosurgery were recruited (November 2014 to October 2015)...
January 26, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124740/trigeminal-neuralgia-caused-by-a-dilated-superior-cerebellar-artery-and-a-draining-vein-of-cerebellar-arteriovenous-malformations-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Zi-Yi Li, Jian-Tao Liang, Hong-Qi Zhang, Yu-Hai Bao, Feng Ling
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) secondary to arterivenous malformations (AVMs) is relatively rare. We here report on a case of TN caused by cerebellar AVMs that was successfully treated by total AVMs resection in conjunction with microvasecular decompression (MVD) in one stage. In addition, we perform a review of the literature about the treatment of TN caused by cerebellar AVMs.
January 26, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117260/linear-accelerator-radiosurgery-for-arteriovenous-malformations-updated-literature-review
#19
S Yahya, G Heyes, P Nightingale, S Lamin, S Chavda, I Geh, D Spooner, G Cruickshank, P Sanghera
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are the leading causing of intra-cerebral haemorrhage. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an established treatment for arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and commonly delivered using Gamma Knife within dedicated radiosurgery units. Linear accelerator (LINAC) SRS is increasingly available however debate remains over whether it offers an equivalent outcome. The aim of this project is to evaluate the outcomes using LINAC SRS for AVMs used within a UK neurosciences unit and review the literature to aid decision making across various SRS platforms...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116528/cerebral-abscess-after-neuro-vascular-embolization-own-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
G Cossu, R T Daniel, M Messerer
BACKGROUND: Cerebral abscesses are a rare complication after therapeutic neuro-endovascular procedures. METHOD: The aim of this article is to report a case of cerebral abscess after the endovascular embolization of a cerebral aneurysm and to discuss and review all the cases of cerebral abscess secondary to neurovascular embolization described in the literature up to now. RESULTS: A 40-year-old female patient was treated using an endovascular embolization for a ruptured aneurysm of the basilar artery tip...
March 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
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