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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341467/optoacoustic-sensing-of-hematocrit-to-improve-the-accuracy-of-hybrid-fluorescence-ultrasound-intravascular-imaging
#1
Dmitry Bozhko, Angelos Karlas, Dimitris Gorpas, Vasilis Ntziachristos
Hybrid intravascular fluorescence-ultrasound imaging is emerging for reading anatomical and biological information in vivo. By operating through blood, intravascular near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) detection is affected by hemoglobin attenuation. Improved quantification has been demonstrated with methods that correct for the attenuation of the optical signal as it propagates through blood. These methods assume an attenuation coefficient for blood and measure the distance between detector and the vessel wall by observing the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) images...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341060/rationale-of-decreasing-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-below-70-mg-dl-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-retrospective-virtual-histology-intravascular-ultrasound-study
#2
Young Hoon Seo, Duck-Jun Seo, In Geol Song, Ki-Hong Kim, Taek-Geun Kwon, Jang-Ho Bae
BACKGROUND: The associations between statin and coronary plaque compositional changes were reported according to the use of high dose or not. An evaluation of the impact of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) < 70 mg/dL by using real world dosages of statin on coronary plaque composition was undertaken. METHODS: The study subjects consisted of 61 patients (mean 59.9 years old, 45 males) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention, baseline and follow-up (F/U; mean 8...
January 17, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340276/clinical-value-of-ultrasonography-in-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-critically-ill-patients
#3
Ran Zhu, Xiao-Chun Ma
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a clinical emergency that will increase the mortality if complicated with unstable hemodynamics. Because of its nonspecific clinical symptoms, it's a great challenge to make a PE diagnosis. The golden standard to diagnose PE is computed tomography of pulmonary artery (CTPA), but a diagnosis of PE also composed of evaluation of PE risk factors, possibilities, and risk stratification. Ultrasonography may detect right ventricle strain related to hemodynamic change, intravascular thrombosis, thrombosis in right heart or pulmonary arteries, pulmonary infarction, and local pleural effusion...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335827/satisfactory-arterial-repair-1%C3%A2-year-after-ultrathin-strut-biodegradable-polymer-sirolimus-eluting-stent-implantation-an-angioscopic-observation
#4
Takayuki Ishihara, Masaki Awata, Osamu Iida, Masashi Fujita, Masaharu Masuda, Shin Okamoto, Kiyonori Nanto, Takashi Kanda, Takuya Tsujimura, Masaaki Uematsu, Toshiaki Mano
The ultrathin strut biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent (Orsiro, O-SES) exhibits satisfactory clinical outcomes. However, no report to date has documented the intravascular status of artery repair after O-SES implantation. We examined 5 O-SES placed in 4 patients (age 65 ± 12 years, male 75%) presenting with stable angina pectoris due to de novo lesions in native coronary arteries. Coronary angioscopy was performed immediately after percutaneous coronary intervention and 1 year later. Angioscopic images were analyzed to determine the following: (1) dominant grade of neointimal coverage (NIC) over the stent; (2) maximum yellow plaque grade; and (3) existence of thrombus...
January 15, 2018: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333886/anaemia-worsens-early-functional-outcome-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-preliminary-study
#5
N Scott Litofsky, Douglas C Miller, Zhenzhou Chen, Agnes Simonyi, Diana Klakotskaia, Andrew Giritharan, Qi Feng, Diane McConnell, Jiankun Cui, Zezong Gu
OBJECTIVE: To determine early effects on outcome from traumatic brain injury (TBI) induced by controlled cortical impact (CCI) associated with anaemia in mice. HYPOTHESIS: Outcome from TBI with concomitant anaemia would be worse than TBI without anaemia. METHODS: CCI was induced with electromagnetic impaction in four groups of C57BL/6J mice: sham, sham+anaemia; TBI; and TBI+anaemia. Anaemia was created by withdrawal of 30% of calculated intravascular blood volume and saline replacement of equal volume...
January 15, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333566/principles-of-management-of-central-nervous-system-infections
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Sunit Singhi, Suresh Kumar Angurana
CNS infections in children are medical emergency and are associated with high mortality and morbidity. For diagnosis, a high index of suspicion is required. Clinical assessment should be supplemented by laboratory investigations including CSF Gram stain and cultures, blood culture, PCR on CSF, serological tests, and imaging. Commonly associated life threatening complications include coma, seizure, raised intracranial pressure (ICP), focal deficits, shock, respiratory failure, and fluid and electrolyte abnormalities...
January 15, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332908/optical-coherence-tomography-guidance-in-management-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-caused-by-plaque-erosion
#7
Haibo Jia, Takashi Kubo, Takashi Akasaka, Bo Yu
For several decades, most physicians have believed that acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is caused by coronary thrombosis resulting from rupture of vulnerable plaque characterized by a thin fibrous cap overlying a large necrotic core and massive inflammatory cell infiltration. However, nearly one-third of ACS cases are caused by plaque erosion characterized by intact fibrous cap, less or absent necrotic core, less inflammation, and large lumen. Because of the limitations of current imaging modalities, including angiography and intravascular ultrasound, the importance of plaque erosion as a cause of acute coronary events is less well known...
January 13, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331583/importins-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-signaling-mediates-endothelial-cell-inflammation-and-barrier-disruption
#8
Antony Leonard, Arshad Rahman, Fabeha Fazal
Nucleocytoplasmic shuttling via importins is central to the function of eukaryotic cells and an integral part of the processes that lead to many human diseases. In this study, we addressed the role of α and β importins in the mechanism of endothelial cell (EC) inflammation and permeability, important pathogenic features of many inflammatory diseases such as acute lung injury and atherosclerosis. RNAi-mediated knockdown of importin α4 or α3 each inhibited NF-κB activation, proinflammatory gene (ICAM-1, VCAM-1, and IL-6) expression, and thereby endothelial adhesivity towards HL-60 cells, upon thrombin challenge...
January 10, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329384/plaque-erosion-a-new-in-vivo-diagnosis-and-a-potential-major-shift-in-the-management-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
#9
Ramon A Partida, Peter Libby, Filippo Crea, Ik-Kyung Jang
Pathology and in vivo imaging studies have identified superficial plaque erosion as a frequent and important mechanism underlying acute coronary syndromes (ACS). In contrast with plaque rupture, the pathophysiological mechanisms leading to plaque erosion remain poorly understood. The advent of intravascular imaging techniques, particularly optical coherence tomography, has aided understanding of this mode of ACS in vivo by complementing previous insights from pathology studies. Appreciation of the distinct biological and clinical mechanisms of plaque erosion points to the possibility of tailored management strategies for patients presenting with ACS...
January 9, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329022/impact-of-non-anticoagulant-therapy-on-patients-with-sepsis-induced-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-a-multicenter-case-control-study
#10
Daisuke Kudo, Mineji Hayakawa, Kota Ono, Kazuma Yamakawa
INTRODUCTION: Anticoagulant therapy for patients with sepsis is not recommended in the latest Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines, and non-anticoagulant therapy is the global standard treatment approach at present. We aimed at elucidating the effect of non-anticoagulant therapy on patients with sepsis-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), as evidence on this topic has remained inconclusive. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 3195 consecutive adult patients admitted to 42 intensive care units for the treatment of severe sepsis were retrospectively analyzed via propensity score analyses with and without multiple imputation...
January 3, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328237/visible-light-optical-coherence-microscopy-of-the-brain-with-isotropic-femtoliter-resolution-in-vivo
#11
Conrad William Merkle, Shau Poh Chong, Aaron Michael Kho, Jun Zhu, Alfredo Dubra, Vivek Jay Srinivasan
Most flying-spot optical coherence tomography and optical coherence microscopy (OCM) systems use a symmetric confocal geometry, where the detection path retraces the illumination path starting from and ending with the spatial mode of a single-mode optical fiber. Here we describe a visible light OCM instrument that breaks this symmetry to improve transverse resolution without sacrificing collection efficiency in scattering tissue. This was achieved by overfilling a water immersion objective on the illumination path while maintaining a conventional Gaussian mode detection path (1/e2 intensity diameter ∼0...
January 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328007/-prophylactic-hydration-to-protect-renal-function-from-intravascular-iodinated-contrast-material-in-patients-at-high-risk-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-amacing-a-prospective-randomised-phase-3-controlled-open-label-non-inferiority-trial
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E C Nijssen, R J Rennenberg, P J Nelemans, B A Essers, M M Janssen, M A Vermeeren, V van Ommen, J E Wildberger
BACKGROUND: Intravenous saline is recommended in clinical practice guidelines as the cornerstone for preventing contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with compromised renal function. However, clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of this prophylactic hydration treatment in protecting renal function has not been adequately studied in the population targeted by the guidelines, against a group receiving no prophylaxis. This was the aim of the AMACING trial. METHODS: AMACING is a prospective, randomised, phase 3, parallel-group, open-label, non-inferiority trial of patients at risk of contrast-induced nephropathy according to current guidelines...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327650/transesophageal-echocardiography-use-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-embolized-intravascular-foreign-bodies
#13
James Taylor Herbert, Miklos David Kertai
The increasing use of endovascular interventions coupled with the large number of published case series detailing complications attest to the likelihood that anesthesiologists will encounter a case of intravascular foreign body embolization during their careers. Transesophageal echocardiography is essential to the diagnosis and management of traumatic and intravascular foreign bodies embolized to the heart because it can identify not only the foreign body but also hemodynamically significant lesions to radiolucent anatomic structures prior to and during surgical exploration...
October 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326077/mechanism-of-nanoparticle-induced-hypersensitivity-in-pigs-complement-or-not-complement
#14
János Szebeni
A recent study on nanoparticle-induced hypersensitivity reactions in pigs showed robust pulmonary intravascular macrophage clearance of Polybead® carboxylate microspheres in mediating the adverse cardiopulmonary distress, irrespective of the ability of these particles to activate the Complement (C) system in vitro. Focusing on this observation, this article highlights the controversies in projecting in vitro C assay data to in vivo conditions and applying data on polystyrene particles to therapeutic nanopharmaceuticals...
January 8, 2018: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324230/neutrophils-cause-an-intravascular-traffic-jam
#15
Martin S Minns, Eric Pearlman
Neutrophil swarming is defined by large numbers of cells simultaneously and rapidly migrating to a site of injury or infection. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Lee et al. (2018) demonstrate that intravascular swarming of neutrophils occurs in response to Candida albicans infection and causes vascular occlusion and pathological sequelae.
January 10, 2018: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321430/new-onset-takayasu-s-arteritis-as-acute-myocardial-infarction
#16
Yusuke Ishiyama, Kazuo Eguchi, Katsuaki Yokota, Tomokazu Ikemoto, Kazuomi Kario
We herein report the case of a 25-year-old Japanese woman with left-main-trunk acute myocardial infarction (LMT-AMI). She had cardiogenic shock, so emergency percutaneous intervention was performed. Intravascular ultrasound of LMT-AMI showed that the three-layered structure of the intima, tunica media, and adventitia was not clearly visible, and the vessel was concentrically thickened; unstable plaque and calcification were not seen. AMI is rarely seen in young women, but Takayasu's arteritis is one major cause...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321426/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-a-patient-with-left-main-coronary-compression-syndrome
#17
Ryutaro Ikegami, Kazuyuki Ozaki, Takuaya Ozawa, Satoru Hirono, Masahiro Ito, Tohru Minamino
Left main coronary compression syndrome rarely occurs in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. A 65-year-old woman with severe pulmonary hypertension due to an atrial septal defect suffered from angina on effort. Cardiac computed-tomography and coronary angiography revealed considerable stenosis of the left main coronary artery (LMA) caused by compression between the dilated main pulmonary artery trunk and the sinus of valsalva. Stenting of the LMA under intravascular ultrasound imaging was effective for the treatment of angina...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321409/pulmonary-embolism-caused-by-intravenous-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-lower-limb
#18
Soichiro Kado, Masahide Goto, Hidetsugu Yamao, Toru Tsukada, Masataka Sato, Yoshifumi Uekusa
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is usually caused by thrombosis or tumor. We report the long-term survival of a patient with PE due to a leiomyosarcoma in the deep vein. A 71-year-old woman complained of dyspnea and swelling of the left lower limb. Computed tomography revealed filling defects in the pulmonary arteries and deep vein. She was diagnosed with PE caused by venous thrombosis and treated with anticoagulant therapy. Her symptoms were prolonged, and D-dimer tests remained negative. Biopsy of the substance in the deep vein revealed leiomyosarcoma...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318812/detection-and-characterization-of-early-plaque-formations-by-raman-probe-spectroscopy-and-optical-coherence-tomography-an-in-vivo-study-on-a-rabbit-model
#19
Christian Matthäus, Sebastian Dochow, Kokila D Egodage, Bernd F Romeike, Bernhard R Brehm, Jürgen Popp
Intravascular imaging techniques provide detailed specification about plaque appearance and morphology, but cannot deliver information about the biochemical composition of atherosclerotic plaques. As the biochemical composition is related to the plaque type, important aspects such as the risk of a plaque rupture and treatment are still difficult to assess. Currently, various spectroscopic techniques are tested for potential applications for the chemical analysis of plaque depositions. Here, we employ Raman spectroscopy in combination with optical coherence tomography (OCT) for the characterization of plaques on rabbits in vivo...
January 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317990/artefactual-angulated-lesion-on-angiography-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
Sadat Ali Edroos, Jeremy William Sayer
We present a case of a patient who presented with chest pain, and on diagnostic coronary angiography appeared to have a grossly angulated yet significant coronary stenosis. This was proven to be an artefactual appearance on further assessment with intravascular ultrasound imaging. We describe the causes and associations of coronary tortuosity with other arteriopathy, and highlight challenges in the interpretation of tortuous vessels to accurately assess luminal narrowing and suitability for coronary intervention...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
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