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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535651/-study-of-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-on-mr-and-pathologic-findings-to-distinguish-benign-or-malignant-soft-tissue-tumor
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J Liu, Y Chen, X M Bao, X L Ling, J P Ding, Z K Zhang
Objective: To explore the diagnostic performance of susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI)in distinguishing benign or malignant soft tissue tumor, and to study pathological observation. Methods: Sixty-eight patients with soft tissue tumor, who received no previous treatment or invasive examination, received routine preoperative MRI examination and SWI scanning. The graduation and distribution of intratumoral susceptibility signal intensity(ITSS) and proportion of tumor volume were observed.The pathological results were also included for comparative analysis...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535638/-application-of-long-term-video-electroencephalogram-and-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-detection-of-cognition-in-patients-with-benign-epilepsy-of-childhood-with-centrotemporal-spikes
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X X Yan, Q Yu, Y T Gao, L T Li, D H Yu, Y Chen, X J Yao, W D Yang, Z J Chen, J Z Yin, Y An, K Tan
Objective: To study the relationship between the changes of brain network and cognition in patients with benign epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) by using long term video electroencephalogram (VEEG) and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (RS-fMRI) technology. Methods: Eleven patients with right-handed were recruited (from April 2015 to September 2016) from epilepsy specialist outpatients and functional department of neurosurgery of Tianjin Medical University General Hospital...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534135/automated-algorithm-for-counting-microbleeds-in-patients-with-familial-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
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Xiaowei Zou, Blaine L Hart, Marc Mabray, Mary R Bartlett, Wei Bian, Jeffrey Nelson, Leslie A Morrison, Charles E McCulloch, Christopher P Hess, Janine M Lupo, Helen Kim
PURPOSE: Familial cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) patients present with multiple lesions that can grow both in number and size over time and are reliably detected on susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI). Manual counting of lesions is arduous and subject to high variability. We aimed to develop an automated algorithm for counting CCM microbleeds (lesions <5 mm in diameter) on SWI images. METHODS: Fifty-seven familial CCM type-1 patients were included in this institutional review board-approved study...
May 22, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521512/the-brg1-atpase-of-human-swi-snf-chromatin-remodeling-enzymes-as-a-driver-of-cancer
#4
Qiong Wu, Jane B Lian, Janet L Stein, Gary S Stein, Jeffrey A Nickerson, Anthony N Imbalzano
Mammalian SWI/SNF enzymes are ATP-dependent remodelers of chromatin structure. These multisubunit enzymes are heterogeneous in composition; there are two catalytic ATPase subunits, BRM and BRG1, that are mutually exclusive, and additional subunits are incorporated in a combinatorial manner. Recent findings indicate that approximately 20% of human cancers contain mutations in SWI/SNF enzyme subunits, leading to the conclusion that the enzyme subunits are critical tumor suppressors. However, overexpression of specific subunits without apparent mutation is emerging as an alternative mechanism by which cellular transformation may occur...
May 19, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515798/epigenome-wide-association-of-myocardial-infarction-with-dna-methylation-sites-at-loci-related-to-cardiovascular-disease
#5
Masahiro Nakatochi, Sahoko Ichihara, Ken Yamamoto, Keiko Naruse, Shigeki Yokota, Hiroyuki Asano, Tatsuaki Matsubara, Mitsuhiro Yokota
BACKGROUND: Development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, and ischemic stroke, depends on environmental and genetic factors. To investigate the epigenetic basis of myocardial infarction (MI), we performed an epigenome-wide association study for this condition in elderly Japanese subjects. A total of 192 case subjects with MI and 192 control subjects were recruited from hospital attendees and the general population, respectively. Genome-wide DNA methylation (DNAm) profiles for DNA isolated from whole blood were obtained by analysis with an Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502664/the-utility-of-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-to-evaluate-the-extent-of-iron-accumulation-in-the-choroid-plexus-of-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassaemia-major
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Z I Hasiloglu, M Asik, E Ure, F Ertem, H Apak, S Albayram
AIM: To assess iron accumulation in the choroid plexus of β-thalassaemia patients using fast spin echo (FSE) T2-weighted, gradient echo (GRE) T2*-weighted, susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) and compare the results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassaemia and the control group underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. Signal intensities were separately evaluated using a "number of hypointensity in the choroid plexus" (NHICP) grading system on axial FSE T2-weighted, GRE T2*-weighted, and SWI images...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500727/biological-function-and-histone-recognition-of-family-iv-bromodomain-containing-proteins
#7
Jonathan T Lloyd, Karen C Glass
Bromodomain proteins function as epigenetic readers that recognize acetylated histone tails to facilitate the transcription of target genes. There are approximately 60 known human bromodomains, which are divided into 8 sub-families based on structural conservation. The bromodomain-containing proteins in family IV include 7 members (BRPF1, BRPF2, BRPF3, BRD7, BRD9, ATAD2 and ATAD2b). The bromodomains of each of these proteins recognize and bind acetyllysine residues on histone tails protruding from the nucleosome...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498870/brg1-chromatin-remodeling-atpase-balances-germ-layer-patterning-by-amplifying-the-transcriptional-burst-at-midblastula-transition
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Gabriele Wagner, Nishant Singhal, Dario Nicetto, Tobias Straub, Elisabeth Kremmer, Ralph A W Rupp
Zygotic gene expression programs control cell differentiation in vertebrate development. In Xenopus, these programs are initiated by local induction of regulatory genes through maternal signaling activities in the wake of zygotic genome activation (ZGA) at the midblastula transition (MBT). These programs lay down the vertebrate body plan through gastrulation and neurulation, and are accompanied by massive changes in chromatin structure, which increasingly constrain cellular plasticity. Here we report on developmental functions for Brahma related gene 1 (Brg1), a key component of embyronic SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complexes...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488085/novel-loss-of-function-mutation-in-krit1-ccm1-is-associated-with-distinctly-progressive-cerebral-and-spinal-cavernous-malformations-after-radiochemotherapy-for-intracranial-malignant-germ-cell-tumor
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Alexandra Russo, Marie Astrid Neu, Johanna Theruvath, Bettina Kron, Arthur Wingerter, Silla Hey-Koch, Yasemin Tanyildizi, Joerg Faber
PURPOSE: Cerebrospinal cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular lesions characterized by dilated and leaky capillary caverns. CCMs can cause seizures, focal neurological deficits or acute intracranial hemorrhage; however, most patients are asymptomatic. CCMs occur either sporadically or as a familial autosomal-dominant disorder. We present a clinical and molecular study of a patient with distinctive cerebral and spinal cavernous malformations following radiochemotherapy for a malignant brain tumor...
May 9, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486579/biomake-a-gnu-make-compatible-utility-for-declarative-workflow-management
#10
Ian H Holmes, Christopher J Mungall
. The Unix "make" program is widely used in bioinformatics pipelines, but suffers from problems that limit its application to large analysis datasets. These include reliance on file modification times to determine whether a target is stale, lack of support for parallel execution on clusters, and restricted flexibility to extend the underlying logic program. . We present BioMake, a make-like utility that is compatible with most features ofGNUMake and adds support for popular cluster-based job-queue engines, MD5 signatures as an alternative to timestamps, and logic programming extensions in Prolog...
May 9, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483563/losartan-a-selective-antagonist-of-at1-receptor-attenuates-seawater-inhalation-induced-lung-injury-via-modulating-jak2-stats-and-apoptosis-in-rat
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Congcong Li, Liyan Bo, Pengcheng Li, Xi Lu, Wangping Li, Lei Pan, Yani Sun, Deguang Mu, Wei Liu, Faguang Jin
Losartan is a selective antagonist of AngⅠ type (AT1) receptor of Angiotensin Ⅱ (Ang Ⅱ), which is widely used as a clinical medicine for the hypertension. Recent studies have shown that losartan was shown to protect from acute lung injury (ALI). However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. The aim of this research was to clarify whether Ang Ⅱ participated in the inflammatory response of ALI induced by seawater inhalation, and whether losartan had the protective effects on ALI by blocking the combination of Ang Ⅱ and AT1 receptor...
May 5, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474187/idh-mutant-and-1p-19q-co-deleted-oligodendrogliomas-tumor-grade-stratification-using-diffusion-susceptibility-and-perfusion-weighted-mri
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Yu Lin, Zhen Xing, Dejun She, Xiefeng Yang, Yingyan Zheng, Zebin Xiao, Xingfu Wang, Dairong Cao
PURPOSE: Currently, isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutation and 1p/19q co-deletion are proven diagnostic biomarkers for both grade II and III oligodendrogliomas (ODs). Non-invasive diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI), and dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion-weighted imaging (DSC-PWI) are widely used to provide physiological information (cellularity, hemorrhage, calcifications, and angiogenesis) of neoplastic histology and tumor grade. However, it is unclear whether DWI, SWI, and DSC-PWI are able to stratify grades of IDH-mutant and 1p/19q co-deleted ODs...
May 4, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471896/a-case-report-of-transient-cortical-blindness-after-angiography
#13
Chih Yen Chen, Chi Jen Chen, Ying Chi Tseng
INTRODUCTION: Transient cortical blindness (TCB) is a rare complication after angiography and is proposed to be related to contrast extravasation. We present the first case of TCB after angiography that was evaluated using serial arterial spin-labeling magnetic resonance perfusion (ASLMRP) and susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI). CASE REPORT: A 65-year-old woman with dyslipidemia who had been treated for left vertebral artery dissection 3 months previously presented with dizziness and right hemiparesis...
May 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470945/mri-evaluation-of-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rabbit-model
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Liang Pan, Jie Chen, Wei Xing, Zhaoyu Xing, Jinggang Zhang, Yan Peng, Zhuoli Zhang
To evaluate the feasibility of susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) as a tool to identify the changes in the renal outer medulla (OM) in a rabbit model of renal ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI). New Zealand rabbits were used in this study (control = 10 and IRI groups = 40). The rabbits in the IRI group were subjected to left renal artery clamping for 60 minutes. T2-weighted (T2WI) and SWI examinations were performed at 1 h, 12 h, 24 h and 48 h after reperfusion (each n = 10). After the examinations, nephrectomy was performed for histologic evaluation...
May 4, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470772/validation-of-the-ultrasonographic-assessment-of-the-femoral-trochlea-epiphyseal-cartilage-in-foals-at-osteochondrosis-predilected-sites-with-mri-and-histology
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G Martel, C Forget, G Gilbert, H Richard, T Moser, J Olive, S Laverty
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive imaging tools are needed to screen foal femoropatellar joints to detect subclinical osteochondrosis lesions due to focal failure of endochondral ossification to enhance early management to optimise intrinsic healing events. Recently investigations employing 3T susceptibility-weighted MRI (3T SWI MRI) and CT have demonstrated their capacity for early osteochondrosis diagnosis, but these technologies are not practical for field screening. We postulate that ultrasonography is a valuable field tool for the detection of subclinical osteochondrosis lesions...
May 4, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465135/in%C3%A2-vivo-demonstration-of-traumatic-rupture-of-the-bridging-veins-in-abusive-head-trauma
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Giulio Zuccoli, Abdullah S Khan, Ashok Panigrahy, Mandeep S Tamber
OBJECTIVE: In victims of abusive head trauma, bridging vein thrombosis is a common finding on magnetic resonance imaging. We aimed to evaluate the utility of high-resolution coronal susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) in depicting bridging vein thrombosis as well as to verify the morphology of the bridging vein thrombosis on axial SWI. We additionally analyzed the correlations between bridging vein thrombosis or bridging vein deformation and other magnetic resonance imaging findings that often occur in association with abusive head trauma...
April 8, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463772/experimental-and-numerical-study-for-seawater-intrusion-remediation-in-heterogeneous-coastal-aquifer
#17
Abdelkader T Ahmed
The contamination of fresh groundwater by saltwater intrusion (SWI) becomes a worldwide alarming problem, which threatens all countries depending on groundwater abstraction from coastal areas. Various control and treatment strategies have been suggested to prevent SWI. The construction of subsurface physical barriers is one of the most practical implementation methods to prevent SWI. In this work, the use of subsurface dam as a remediation and protection tool was investigated in a heterogeneous aquifer via lab scale experiments and numerical simulation...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460201/deep-sternal-wound-infections-a-severe-complication-after-cardiac-surgery
#18
A Morgante, F Romeo
Sternal Wound Infections (SWI) represent a dangerous complication after cardiac surgery entailing significantly longer hospital stays and worse short-term survival, especially in case of deep infections (DSWI) with the onset of osteomielitis or mediastinitis. The real incidence of SWI can be estimated between 0.25% and 10%; among the risk factors for sternal dehiscences after a longitudinal median sternotomy, several experiences underline the role of diabetes as an independent risk factor for post-operative infections, especially in patients affected by COPD with higher BMI...
January 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450688/a-case-of-55-year-old-man-with-first-ever-generalized-seizure-diagnosed-with-sturge-weber-syndrome-type-iii-by-characteristic-mri-findings
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Hidehiro Ishikawa, Yuichiro Ii, Atsushi Niwa, Keita Matsuura, Masayuki Maeda, Hidekazu Tomimoto
A 55-year-old man with no mental retardation had presented a history of frequent transient clumsiness of his right upper and lower extremities for about 20 years. He was admitted to a general hospital with weakness of right side of the body, and first-ever generalized seizure attack occurred the next day. Brain CT showed calcification in the left cerebral cortices. So he was referred to our hospital. On neurological examination, he had mild clumsiness of his right upper limb and right pyramidal tract sign. He had neither facial port-wine stain nor glaucoma...
April 27, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445125/intratumoral-heterogeneity-analysis-reveals-hidden-associations-between-protein-expression-losses-and-patient-survival-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#20
Wei Jiang, Essel Dulaimi, Karthik Devarajan, Theodore Parsons, Qiong Wang, Raymond O'Neill, Charalambos Solomides, Stephen C Peiper, Joseph R Testa, Robert Uzzo, Haifeng Yang
Intratumoral heterogeneity (ITH) is a prominent feature of kidney cancer. It is not known whether it has utility in finding associations between protein expression and clinical parameters. We used ITH that is detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC) to aid the association analysis between the loss of SWI/SNF components and clinical parameters.160 ccRCC tumors (40 per tumor stage) were used to generate tissue microarray (TMA). Four foci from different regions of each tumor were selected. IHC was performed against PBRM1, ARID1A, SETD2, SMARCA4, and SMARCA2...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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