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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640529/effect-of-everolimus-versus-calcineurin-inhibitors-on-quality-of-life-in-heart-transplant-recipients-during-a-3-year-follow-up-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-schedule
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A Relbo Authen, I Grov, K Karason, F Gustafsson, H Eiskjaer, G Rådegran, E Gude, K Jansson, G Dellgren, D Solbu, S Arora, A K Andreassen, L Gullestad
The SCHEDULE trial was a 12-month, randomized, open-label, parallel-group trial that compared everolimus (EVR; n=56) to conventional CsA (n=59) immunosuppression. Previously, we reported that EVR outperformed CsA in improving renal function and coronary artery vasculopathy, despite a higher rejection rate with EVR. The present study aimed to compare the effects of these treatments on quality of life (QoL). Within 5 postoperative days, patients (mean age 50±13 years, 27% women) were randomized to EVR or a standard CsA dosage (CsA group)...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638987/leukodystrophies-a-proposed-classification-system-based-on-pathological-changes-and-pathogenetic-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Marjo S van der Knaap, Marianna Bugiani
Leukodystrophies are genetically determined disorders characterized by the selective involvement of the central nervous system white matter. Onset may be at any age, from prenatal life to senescence. Many leukodystrophies are degenerative in nature, but some only impair white matter function. The clinical course is mostly progressive, but may also be static or even improving with time. Progressive leukodystrophies are often fatal, and no curative treatment is known. The last decade has witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of defined leukodystrophies also owing to a diagnostic approach combining magnetic resonance imaging pattern recognition and next generation sequencing...
June 21, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638953/-chronic-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
J Dissemond
Chronic wounds often manifest as ulcers on the lower legs. The main causes of chronic leg ulcers are chronic venous insufficiency and/or peripheral arterial occlusive disease in approximately 80% of all patients. However, there are also numerous other potentially relevant factors which can cause or almost impede the healing of chronic leg ulcers. Therefore, disease such as vasculitis, livedo vasculopathy, pyoderma gangrenosum, necrobiosis lipoidica, Martorell hypertensive leg ulcer, calciphylaxis, infectious diseases, neoplasms, drugs, cutaneous artefacts and genetic defects are exemplarily presented...
June 21, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637825/we-know-more-than-we-can-tell-about-diabetes-and-vascular-disease-the-2016-edwin-bierman-award-lecture
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Clay F Semenkovich
The Edwin Bierman Award Lecture is presented in honor of the memory of Edwin L. Bierman, MD, an exemplary scientist, mentor, and leader in the field of diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, and atherosclerosis. The award and lecture recognizes a leading scientist in the field of macrovascular complications and contributing risk factors in diabetes. Clay F. Semenkovich, MD, the Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St...
July 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634856/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-gene-polymorphism-and-vascular-complications-in-girls-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Bartosz Słomiński, Jolanta Myśliwska, Monika Ryba-Stanisławowska, Maria Skrzypkowska, Małgorzata Myśliwiec
The effect of estrogens is mediated by activation of estrogen receptors (ERs). Because ER-α gene polymorphisms may exert different effects in childhood, we analyzed the associations between the IVS1 -397T>C (PvuII) polymorphism and systemic inflammatory state, proangiogenic factors, frequency of monocyte subsets, lipid profile, blood pressure, and vascular complications in girls with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1). We examined 180 young girls with DM1 and 120 healthy age-matched controls. The analysis concerned PvuII polymorphism of the ER-α gene as well as the levels of serum inflammatory markers (CRP, IL-6, TNF-α), proangiogenic factors (VEGF, angiogenin), 17β-estradiol, values of monocyte subsets (CD14(++)CD16(-) and CD14(+)CD16(+)), lipid profile, and blood pressure...
June 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627674/mir-200c-serves-an-important-role-in-h5v-endothelial-cells-in-high-glucose-by-targeting-notch1
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Yunfeng Zhang, Qiang Guan, Xing Jin
Diabetic vasculopathy is the leading cause of impairment and death in diabetic patients, a variety of factors are involved in its underlying pathological process, however, endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction serves a significant role in the process. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as potential therapeutic candidates, due to their ability to regulate multiple targets involved in ECs. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of miR‑200c in regulating ECs in high glucose condition. To investigate the role of miR‑200c in regulating hyperglycemia induced ECs by targeting Notch1, ECs H5V cells were cultured in high sugar conditions to initiate the inhibition of Notch1, the same cells in normal medium as the control...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627046/donor-specific-antibodies-are-associated-with-micro-and-macrovascular-coronary-disease-restrictive-myocardial-damage-and-poor-outcome-in-heart-transplanted-patients
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Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Pernille Koefoed-Nielsen, Lis-Ann Jensen, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen, Niels Ramsing Holm, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Evald Høj Christiansen, Jouke Dijkstra, Kamilla Pernille Bjerre Valen, Hans Eiskjaer
AIMS: We examined the relationship between donor-specific HLA antibody (DSA) presence and graft function, hemodynamics, cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in stable long-term heart-transplanted (HTx) patients. METHODS: Sera from 79 patients (median 7.5 years after HTx) were analyzed for DSA presence. Graft function was evaluated by echocardiography and right heart catheterization. CAV-burden was determined by coronary angiography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR)...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624098/utility-of-neurovascular-imaging-in-acute-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke
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Ishita Siddiq, Derek Armstrong, Ann-Marie Surmava, Nomazulu Dlamini, Daune MacGregor, Mahendranath Moharir, Rand Askalan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) findings and clinically characterize neonates with arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) who have abnormal or variable vasculature. STUDY DESIGN: This was a single-center, retrospective study of patients with neonatal stroke from 1991 to 2012. We reviewed charts and neuroimaging, including MRA, in neonates with AIS. Clinical data of patients with MRA findings were compared with the control group of neonates with AIS and a normal MRA...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619384/risk-stratification-to-determine-the-impact-of-induction-therapy-on-survival-rejection-and-adverse-events-after-pediatric-heart-transplant-a-multi-institutional-study
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Chesney Castleberry, Elizabeth Pruitt, Rebecca Ameduri, Kenneth Schowengerdt, Erik Edens, Nancy Hagin, James K Kirklin, David Naftel, Simon Urschel
BACKGROUND: Induction therapy is increasingly being used in pediatric heart transplantation. General versus risk-adapted use remains controversial. We aimed to determine the impact of induction therapy on outcomes after stratifying patients by diagnosis and risk. METHODS: The Pediatric Heart Transplant Study (PHTS) database was used to identify patients (age ≤18 years) who underwent transplantation between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2014. Patients were excluded if they survived <48 hours or received multiple induction agents...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613216/polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-upon-optical-coherence-tomographic-angiography
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Szy Yann Chan, Qian Wang, Ya Xing Wang, Xue Hui Shi, Jost B Jonas, Wen Bin Wei
PURPOSE: To study polypoidal lesions and branching choroidal vascular networks in eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy by optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based angiography (OCTA). METHODS: In the observational cross-sectional study, patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, as diagnosed by indocyanine green angiography, underwent OCTA. RESULTS: Thirty-two eyes of 31 patients with an age of 61.1 ± 7.6 years were included. Branching choroidal vascular networks were detected by indocyanine green angiography and OCTA in 25 of 32 (78 ± 73%) and in 30 of 32 (94 ± 4%) eyes, respectively, with a marginally significant difference (P = 0...
May 22, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612332/cocaine-levamisole-induced-vasculitis-vasculopathy-syndrome
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REVIEW
Javier Marquez, Lina Aguirre, Carolina Muñoz, Andres Echeverri, Mauricio Restrepo, Luis F Pinto
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To understand the clinical spectrum of cocaine-levamisole-induced vasculitis. Worldwide recreational drug consumption is high among the adult population from various social strata. The use of cocaine with levamisole, a frequently added antiparasitic diluent, favors the manifestations of vasculitic lesions, especially in the skin. RECENT FINDINGS: New insights into immunological mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of the disease. There are still many unknown aspects in the pathogenesis of this disease, such as the immune system interaction with p-ANCAs and the release of inflammatory NETs (neutrophil extracellular traps), which are the origin of auto-antigens and tissue damage, manifesting as vasculitic purpura on the skin...
June 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612224/extrahepatic-portal-venous-obstruction-what-should-be-the-mainstay-of-treatment
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Richa Lal, Moinak Sen Sarma, Manish K Gupta
The two cornerstones of management for Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) are endotherapy and surgery [Porto-systemic shunts (PSS)/Mesorex bypass (MRB)]. Endotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for acute variceal bleed control and has also been used extensively for secondary prophylaxis till variceal eradication is achieved. However, long-term follow-up beyond endoscopic eradication of esophageal varices (EEEV) indicates that there are numerous delayed bleed and non bleed sequelae of EHPVO, which merit surgery as a definitive procedure to decompress the hypertensive portal venous system...
June 14, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611671/targeting-hypoxia-inducible-factors-1%C3%AE-as-a-novel-therapy-in-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Anji Xiong, Yi Liu
Fibrosis, characterized by increased extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition, and widespread vasculopathy, has the prominent trait of chronic hypoxia. Hypoxia inducible factors-1α (HIF-1α), a key transcriptional factor in response to this chronic hypoxia, is involved in fibrotic disease, such as Systemic sclerosis (SSc). The implicated function of HIF-1α in fibrosis include stimulation of excessive ECM, vascular remodeling, and futile angiogenesis with further exacerbation of chronic hypoxia and deteriorate pathofibrogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609556/prevention-of-livedoid-vasculopathy-recurrence-by-prolonged-administration-of-rivaroxaban
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Ch Drerup, T Goerge
A 49-year-old man with known livedoid vasculopathy presented with recurrent painful (VAS 8/10) ulceration and necrosis on the foot (Figure 1). He was formerly treated with prostacyclin infusions, acetylsalicylic acid, intravenous immunoglobulins, different systemic antibiotics and a skin grafting. At admission an antithrombotic therapy with enoxaparin (Clexane(®) ) in a dose of 1 mg/ kg bodyweight (100 mg) once daily was initiated. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609342/cutaneous-collagenous-vasculopathy-report-of-two-cases-presenting-as-disseminated-telangiectasias-and-review-of-the-literature
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Laure Bondier, Mathilde Tardieu, Perrine Leveque, Isabelle Challende, Nicole Pinel, Marie T Leccia
Cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy is a recently described idiopathic microangiopathy characterized by acquired diffuse cutaneous telangiectasias and specific histological features: dilated capillaries in the superficial dermis, with walls thickened by hyaline material containing collagen IV by immunohistochemistry. The authors describe 2 cases and review all cases reported in the literature to date, 34 cases including our own. Cases were mainly observed in women (sex ratio 0.41), median age 63.5 (16-85). Hypertension and diabetes seem more frequent in these patients than in the general population...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602918/angiogenic-and-angiostatic-factors-in-renal-scleroderma-associated-vasculopathy
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Antonietta Gigante, Navarini Luca, Margiotta Domenico, Amoroso Antonio, Barbano Biagio, Cianci Rosario, Afeltra Antonella, Rosato Edoardo
BACKGROUND: The angiogenesis in systemic sclerosis (SSc) is impaired. An imbalance of pro-angiogenic factors and angiogenesis inhibitors has been implicated in the progression of peripheral microvascular damage, defective vascular repair and fibrosis. Intrarenal resistance index are considered markers of renal vasculopathy. The aim of the study is to evaluate angiogenic and angiostatic factors (VEGF and endostatin) in SSc patients and to correlate with intrarenal hemodynamic parameters...
June 8, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602360/the-role-of-platelets-in-autoimmunity-vasculopathy-and-fibrosis-implications-for-systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Ntelis, Elena E Solomou, Lazaros Sakkas, Stamatis-Nick Liossis, Dimitrios Daoussis
INTRODUCTION: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by vasculopathy, autoimmunity, and widespread dermal and visceral fibrosis. This article summarizes the current knowledge about the potential contribution of platelets in the disease process and the rationale of targeting platelets as an adjunct treatment for SSc. METHODS: We performed an electronic search (Medline) using the keywords platelets, systemic sclerosis, autoimmunity, fibrosis, Raynaud, and pulmonary arterial hypertension...
May 23, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601912/effects-of-photodynamic-therapy-plus-intravitreal-aflibercept-with-subtenon-triamcinolone-injections-for-aflibercept-resistant-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Tsutomu Sakai, Noriko Kato, Masaomi Kubota, Hiroshi Tsuneoka
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcome of triple therapy of photodynamic therapy combined with injections of intravitreal aflibercept (IVA) and subtenon triamcinolone acetonide for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) resistant to IVA. METHODS: A retrospective chart review at a single institution was conducted to identify patients with PCV resistant to treatment with IVA who were switched to treatment with triple therapy. In total, 13 eyes from 13 patients were included in the study...
June 11, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600484/perinatal-case-of-fatal-simpson-golabi-behmel-syndrome-with-hyperplasia-of-seminiferous-tubules
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Nives Zimmermann, Jerzy Stanek
BACKGROUND Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS) is a rare X-linked recessive syndrome characterized by fetal overgrowth. CASE REPORT We present a case of a male infant with SGBS. Abnormal prenatal ultrasound (including congenital diaphragmatic hernia) prompted microarray testing of amniotic fluid cells, which showed deletion on chromosome Xq26.2 affecting the glypican-3 gene consistent with SGBS type I. The infant died six hours after birth and at autopsy showed features of SGBS, including macrosomia, organomegaly, diaphragmatic hernia with consequent pulmonary hypoplasia, cleft palate, large tongue with a midline groove, a supernumerary nipple, Meckel's diverticulum, and abnormal phalanges...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600011/direct-versus-indirect-bypass-for-moyamoya-disease
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REVIEW
Jonathan J Liu, Gary K Steinberg
Moyamoya disease is a progressive occlusive vasculopathy that involves the supraclinoid internal carotid arteries and Circle of Willis, and results in the formation of collateral vessels at the skull base. The progressive nature of this disease leads to cerebral ischemia and sometimes intracerebral hemorrhage. The treatment of moyamoya disease is mainly surgical revascularization, using revascularization techniques that include direct, indirect, and combined strategies. Here we discuss the available options for revascularization as well as our opinions regarding the surgical management of patients with moyamoya disease...
July 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
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