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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933648/ecg-gated-pulmonary-artery-cta-for-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Hong-Wei Liang, De-Li Zhao, Xin-Ding Liu, Peng Chen, Hai-Ting Zhou, Cheng-Lei Zhao, Guo-Kun Wang, Mei-Ling Xu, Jin-Ling Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate right ventricular function in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE) using electrocardiogram-gated CTA and to discuss the clinical value of pulmonary artery CTA PATIENTS AND METHODS: Based on death risk evaluation, 86 APE patients were divided into high-risk group (n=46) and non-high-risk group (n=40). The CT pulmonary embolism (PE) index and parameters of right ventricular function were analyzed from the CTPA images and compared between the two groups. Potential correlation between the two was also discussed...
December 9, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933407/simvascular-an-open-source-pipeline-for-cardiovascular-simulation
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REVIEW
Adam Updegrove, Nathan M Wilson, Jameson Merkow, Hongzhi Lan, Alison L Marsden, Shawn C Shadden
Patient-specific cardiovascular simulation has become a paradigm in cardiovascular research and is emerging as a powerful tool in basic, translational and clinical research. In this paper we discuss the recent development of a fully open-source SimVascular software package, which provides a complete pipeline from medical image data segmentation to patient-specific blood flow simulation and analysis. This package serves as a research tool for cardiovascular modeling and simulation, and has contributed to numerous advances in personalized medicine, surgical planning and medical device design...
December 8, 2016: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933339/efficacy-and-safety-of-osteoporosis-medications-in-a-rat-model-of-late-stage-chronic-kidney-disease-accompanied-by-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-and-hyperphosphatemia
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M Ota, M Takahata, T Shimizu, Y Kanehira, H Kimura-Suda, Y Kameda, H Hamano, S Hiratsuka, D Sato, N Iwasaki
: This study showed that bisphosphonate was safe and effective for the treatment of bone disorders in stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) rats. Intermittent teriparatide therapy showed an anabolic action on bone even under secondary hyperparathyroidism conditions without having an adverse effect on mineral metabolism in late-stage CKD. INTRODUCTION: Patients with late-stage CKD are at high risk for fragility fractures. However, there are no consensus on the efficacy and safety of osteoporosis medications for patients with late-stage CKD...
December 8, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933159/functional-brain-alterations-in-anorexia-nervosa-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Tone Seim Fuglset, Nils Inge Landrø, Deborah Lynn Reas, Øyvind Rø
BACKGROUND: Neuroimaging allows for the identification of brain abnormalities and alterations that are associated with anorexia nervosa (AN). We performed a scoping review to map out the extent and nature of recent research activity on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in individuals diagnosed with, or recovered from, AN (AN-REC). MAIN TEXT: A literature search of PubMed, Psychinfo and Embase was conducted using the search terms "anorexia nervosa" AND "functional magnetic resonance imaging...
2016: Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933003/altered-insular-function-during-aberrant-salience-processing-in-relation-to-the-severity-of-psychotic-symptoms
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Anna Walter, Claudia Suenderhauf, Renata Smieskova, Claudia Lenz, Fabienne Harrisberger, André Schmidt, Tobias Vogel, Undine E Lang, Anita Riecher-Rössler, Anne Eckert, Stefan Borgwardt
There is strong evidence for abnormal salience processing in patients with psychotic experiences. In particular, there are indications that the degree of aberrant salience processing increases with the severity of positive symptoms. The aim of the present study was to elucidate this relationship by means of brain imaging. Functional magnetic resonance imaging was acquired to assess hemodynamic responses during the Salience Attribution Test, a paradigm for reaction time that measures aberrant salience to irrelevant stimulus features...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932978/gender-specific-re-organization-of-resting-state-networks-in-older-age
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Aimée Goldstone, Stephen D Mayhew, Izabela Przezdzik, Rebecca S Wilson, Joanne R Hale, Andrew P Bagshaw
Advancing age is commonly associated with changes in both brain structure and function. Recently, the suggestion that alterations in brain connectivity may drive disruption in cognitive abilities with age has been investigated. However, the interaction between the effects of age and gender on the re-organization of resting-state networks is not fully understood. This study sought to investigate the effect of both age and gender on intra- and inter-network functional connectivity (FC) and the extent to which resting-state network (RSN) node definition may alter with older age...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932974/patterns-of-longitudinal-neural-activity-linked-to-different-cognitive-profiles-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Atsuko Nagano-Saito, Mohamed S Al-Azzawi, Alexandru Hanganu, Clotilde Degroot, Béatriz Mejia-Constain, Christophe Bedetti, Anne-Louise Lafontaine, Valérie Soland, Sylvain Chouinard, Oury Monchi
Mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD) has been linked with functional brain changes. Previously, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we reported reduced cortico-striatal activity in patients with PD who also had mild cognitive impairment (MCI) vs. those who did not (non-MCI). We followed up these patients to investigate the longitudinal effect on the neural activity. Twenty-four non-demented patients with Parkinson's disease (non-MCI: 12, MCI: 12) were included in the study. Each participant underwent two fMRIs while performing the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task 20 months apart...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932950/amyloid-precursor-proteins-are-dynamically-trafficked-and-processed-during-neuronal-development
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Jenna M Ramaker, Robert S Cargill, Tracy L Swanson, Hanil Quirindongo, Marlène Cassar, Doris Kretzschmar, Philip F Copenhaver
Proteolytic processing of the Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) produces beta-amyloid (Aβ) peptide fragments that accumulate in Alzheimer's Disease (AD), but APP may also regulate multiple aspects of neuronal development, albeit via mechanisms that are not well understood. APP is a member of a family of transmembrane glycoproteins expressed by all higher organisms, including two mammalian orthologs (APLP1 and APLP2) that have complicated investigations into the specific activities of APP. By comparison, insects express only a single APP-related protein (APP-Like, or APPL) that contains the same protein interaction domains identified in APP...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932893/let-7a-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-to-cetuximab-by-regulating-stat3-expression
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Fei Xue, Yanhui Liu, Hongwei Zhang, Yu Wen, Lei Yan, Qiang Tang, Erhui Xiao, Dongyi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Let-7 miRNAs are reported to play an inhibitory role in carcinogenesis, tumor progression, recurrence, and pluripotency of cancer. However, few studies have reported the relationship between let-7 and drug sensitivity, especially for let-7a (a subtype of let-7). This study aimed to investigate the function of let-7a in regulating the sensitivity of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines to cetuximab. METHODS: The cytotoxicity of cetuximab on HCC cell lines (Huh7, Hep3B, HepG2, SNU449, and SNU387) was evaluated using a cell viability assay (the Cell Counting Kit-8 assay) and a cell proliferation assay (the Click-iT EdU Imaging Kit) in the presence of a control, a let-7a mimic, and a let-7a inhibitor...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932769/-correction-of-posttraumatic-thoracolumbar-kyphosis-with-modified-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy
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Fei Chen, Yijun Kang, Bin Zhou, Zhehao Dai
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of modified pedicle subtraction osteotomy for treatment of thoracolumbar old fracture with kyphosis.
 Methods: From January 2003 to January 2013, 58 patients of thoracolumbar kyphosis, who underwent modified pedicle subtraction osteotomy, were reviewed. Among them, 45 cases underwent initial operation and 13 cases underwent revision surgery. Preoperative and postoperative kyphotic Cobb's angle, score of back pain, as well as the incidence of complication were accessed by using visual analogue scale (VAS) and Oswestry disability index (ODI)...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932751/-a-case-of-subacute-combined-degeneration-caused-by-vitamin-b-sub-12-sub-deficiency-in-a-cervical-spondylosis-surgery-referral
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Kunio Yokoyama, Masahiro Kawanishi, Akira Sugie, Makoto Yamada, Hidekazu Tanaka, Yutaka Ito, Toshihiko Kuroiwa
A 62-year-old man with a 1-year history of numbness of the extremities, clumsiness, and gait disorder was diagnosed with cervical spondylotic myelopathy at a neighboring clinic and referred to our institution for surgery. The patient had undergone a total gastrectomy 6 years previously. Flattening of the cervical cord, associated with diffuse cervical spondylosis and intramedullary intensity change, was observed on magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine. Neurological examination revealed decreased vibratory and position sense in all limbs, with posterior funiculus-based neurological symptoms...
December 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932496/sonic-hedgehog-pathway-activation-increases-mitochondrial-abundance-and-activity-in-hippocampal-neurons
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Pamela J Yao, Uri Manor, Ronald S Petralia, Rebecca D Brose, Ryan T Y Wu, Carolyn Ott, Ya-Xian Wang, Ari Charnoff, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Mark P Mattson
Mitochondria are essential organelles whose biogenesis, structure, and function are regulated by many signaling pathways. In this study we present evidence that, in hippocampal neurons, activation of the Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway impacts multiple aspects of mitochondria. Mitochondrial mass was increased significantly in neurons treated with Shh. Using biochemical and fluorescence imaging analyses, we show that Shh signaling activity reduces mitochondrial fission and promotes mitochondrial elongation, at least in part, via suppression of the mitochondrial fission protein dynamin-like GTPase Drp1...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932454/inducible-colonic-m-cells-are-dependent-on-tnfr2-but-not-lt%C3%AE-r-identifying-distinct-signaling-requirements-for-constitutive-versus-inducible-m-cells
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Erinn A Parnell, Erin M Walch, David D Lo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: M cells associated with organized lymphoid tissues such as intestinal Peyer's patches provide surveillance of the intestinal lumen. Inflammation or infection in the colon can induce an M cell population associated with lymphoid infiltrates; paradoxically, induction is dependent on the inflammatory cytokine Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)-α. Anti-TNFα blockade is an important therapeutic in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, so understanding the effects of TNFα signaling is important in refining therapeutics...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932309/binge-alcohol-alters-exercise-driven-neuroplasticity
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Emily A Barton, Yanbin Lu, Murad Megjhani, Mark E Maynard, Prathamesh M Kulkarni, Badrinath Roysam, J Leigh Leasure
Exercise is increasingly being used as a treatment for alcohol use disorders (AUD), but the interactive effects of alcohol and exercise on the brain remain largely unexplored. Alcohol damages the brain, in part by altering glial functioning. In contrast, exercise promotes glial health and plasticity. In the present study, we investigated whether binge alcohol would attenuate the effects of subsequent exercise on glia. We focused on the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), an alcohol-vulnerable region that also undergoes neuroplastic changes in response to exercise...
December 5, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932268/ten-principles-for-a-safe-surgical-treatment-of-ovarian-endometriosis
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M A López-de la Torre, H M Abrao, L F Fernandes, R M Kho, M S Abrao
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a step-by-step laparoscopic approach for excision of ovarian endometrioma following surgical principles for safety and maximal preservation of ovarian function. DESIGN: Video SETTING: Medical management of ovarian endometriomas is not recommended. Operative laparoscopic is the treatment of choice. Although considered a simple procedure, ovarian cystectomy requires precise and correct technique in order to preserve ovarian function. PATIENT: Asymptomatic, 27yo woman with ultrasound imaging suggesting a 6,2 x 5,4 cm left endometrioma...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932192/dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-speckle-tracking-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-hemodynamic-significance-of-coronary-artery-stenosis-in-patients-with-moderate-and-high-probability-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Eglė Rumbinaitė, Diana Žaliaduonytė-Pekšienė, Mindaugas Vieželis, Indrė Čeponienė, Tomas Lapinskas, Rūta Žvirblytė, Jonė Venclovienė, Kristina Morkūnaitė, Augustinas Bielinis, Rimvydas Šlapikas, Jolanta Justina Vaškelytė
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Myocardial deformation indices are considered as sensitive markers of ischemia and may be useful in the quantification of hemodynamic significance of coronary artery disease (CAD). We sought to determine the diagnostic value of speckle-tracking echocardiography derived myocardial deformation parameters at rest and during stress to determine hemodynamically significance coronary artery stenosis in patients with moderate and high probability of CAD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 81 patients (mean age, 64±8...
November 25, 2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932184/intrapancreatic-splenule-in-a-pancreas-allograft-case-report
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K Yadav, O K Serrano, R Kandaswamy
A 16-year-old white man was involved in a motor vehicle collision and suffered head, chest, and abdominal trauma. Despite initial resuscitative efforts, he progressed to brain death and was designated to be an organ donor by his family. He had no earlier medical or surgical history and no high-risk behaviors. Blood work revealed normal creatinine, liver function tests, lipase, and amylase. Viral serologies were negative except for cytomegalovirus IgG and Epstein-Barr virus nucleic acid. Imaging revealed a right kidney contusion, a manubrial fracture, and fractures of right first rib and bilateral scapulae...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932151/kidney-transplantation-with-ultralong-term-42-years-survival-of-a-100-year-old-graft
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E Nascimento, F M Lucas-Junior, R A Fabreti-Oliveira, B Vilela, E R F Tavora, J P L Silva, A Salomão-Filho
BACKGROUND: In kidney transplantation, long-term graft survival has improved over the last few decades. Study to understand ultralong-term graft survival with graft functioning is rare, but a few researchers have tried to explain the factors involved in long-term graft survival. In this report, we explore the predictive factors that can be involved in ultralong-term graft survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Immunologic evaluations of the patients were performed using crossmatch (XM), serological, and high-resolution HLA typing for 8 loci...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931245/brain-activation-in-frontotemporal-and-alzheimer-s-dementia-a-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
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Florian G Metzger, Betti Schopp, Florian B Haeussinger, Katja Dehnen, Matthis Synofzik, Andreas J Fallgatter, Ann-Christine Ehlis
BACKGROUND: Frontotemporal dementia is an increasingly studied disease, the underlying functional impairments on a neurobiological level of which have not been fully understood. Patients with the behavioral-subtype frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) are particularly challenging for clinical measurements such as functional imaging due to their behavioral symptoms. Here, an alternative imaging method, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), is introduced to measure task-related cortical brain activation based on blood oxygenation...
December 8, 2016: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931227/epigenetics-of-amphetamine-induced-sensitization-hdac5-expression-and-microrna-in-neural-remodeling
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Philip K Liu, Christina H Liu
BACKGROUND: Histone deacetylase (HDAC) activities modify chromatin structure and play a role in learning and memory during developmental processes. Studies of adult mice suggest HDACs are involved in neural network remodeling in brain repair, but its function in drug addiction is less understood. We aimed to examine in vivo HDAC5 expression in a preclinical model of amphetamine-induced sensitization (AIS) of behavior. We generated specific contrast agents to measure HDAC5 levels by in vivo molecular contrast-enhanced (MCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in amphetamine-naïve mice as well as in mice with AIS...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
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