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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535269/increased-retinal-oxygen-metabolism-precedes-microvascular-alterations-in-type-1-diabetic-mice
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Wenzhong Liu, Shoujian Wang, Brian Soetikno, Ji Yi, Kevin Zhang, Siyu Chen, Robert A Linsenmeier, Christine M Sorenson, Nader Sheibani, Hao F Zhang
Purpose: To investigate inner retinal oxygen metabolic rate (IRMRO2) during early stages of type 1 diabetes in a transgenic mouse model. Methods: In current study, we involved seven diabetic mice (Akita/+, TSP1-/-) and seven control mice (TSP1-/-), and applied visible-light optical coherence tomography (vis-OCT) to image functional parameters including retinal blood flow rate, oxygen saturation (sO2) and the IRMRO2 value longitudinally from 5 weeks of age to 13 weeks of age...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528579/phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibition-may-reduce-diastolic-function-in-women-with-ischemia-but-no-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Michael D Nelson, Puja K Mehta, Janet Wei, Behzad Sharif, Louise E J Thomson, Daniel Berman, Debiao Li, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: Ischemia, in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease, is prevalent in women, and associated with increased risk for major cardiovascular events. Coronary microvascular dysfunction is prevalent in these patients, and associated with impaired diastolic function. Despite our general understanding, however, optimal treatment of this cohort remains elusive. METHODS: To address this knowledge gap, we performed an open-label treatment trial to assess whether phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibition improves coronary microvascular perfusion and diastolic function in women with signs and symptoms of ischemia but no evidence of obstructive coronary artery disease...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526859/evaluation-of-arteriolar-smooth-muscle-cell-function-in-an-ex-vivo-microvascular-network-model
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Jessica M Motherwell, Mohammad S Azimi, Kristine Spicer, Natascha G Alves, Nicholas A Hodges, Jerome W Breslin, Prasad V G Katakam, Walter L Murfee
An emerging challenge in tissue engineering biomimetic models is recapitulating the physiological complexity associated with real tissues. Recently, our laboratory introduced the rat mesentery culture model as an ex vivo experimental platform for investigating the multi-cellular dynamics involved in angiogenesis within an intact microvascular network using time-lapse imaging. A critical question remains whether the vessels maintain their functionality. The objective of this study was to determine whether vascular smooth muscle cells in cultured microvascular networks maintain the ability to constrict...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526762/exacerbation-of-thromboinflammation-by-hyperglycemia-precipitates-cerebral-infarct-growth-and-hemorrhagic-transformation
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Jean-Philippe Desilles, Varouna Syvannarath, Véronique Ollivier, Clément Journé, Sandrine Delbosc, Célina Ducroux, William Boisseau, Liliane Louedec, Lucas Di Meglio, Stéphane Loyau, Martine Jandrot-Perrus, Louis Potier, Jean-Baptiste Michel, Mikael Mazighi, Benoit Ho-Tin-Noé
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Admission hyperglycemia is associated with a poor outcome in acute ischemic stroke. How hyperglycemia impacts the pathophysiology of acute ischemic stroke remains largely unknown. We investigated how preexisting hyperglycemia increases ischemia/reperfusion cerebral injury. METHODS: Normoglycemic and streptozotocin-treated hyperglycemic rats were subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion. Infarct growth and brain perfusion were assessed by magnetic resonance imaging...
May 19, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524373/sialic-acids-regulate-microvessel-permeability-revealed-by-novel-in-vivo-studies-of-endothelial-glycocalyx-structure-and-function
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Kai Betteridge, Kenton Arkill, Chris Neal, Steve Harper, Becky Foster, Simon Satchell, David Bates, Andy Salmon
The endothelial glycocalyx forms a continuous coat over the luminal surface of all vessels, and regulates multiple vascular functions. The contribution of individual components of the endothelial glycocalyx to one critical vascular function, microvascular permeability, remains unclear. We developed novel, real-time, paired methodologies to study the contribution of sialic acids within the endothelial glycocalyx to the structural and functional permeability properties of the same microvessel in vivo. Single perfused rat mesenteric microvessels were perfused with fluorescent endothelial cell membrane and glycocalyx labels, and imaged with confocal microscopy...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522835/reactivity-in-the-human-retinal-microvasculature-measured-during-acute-gas-breathing-provocations
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Angelina Duan, Phillip A Bedggood, Andrew B Metha, Bang V Bui
Although changes in vessel diameter following gas perturbation have been documented in retinal arterioles and venules, these responses have yet to be quantified in the smallest vessels of the human retina. Here, using in vivo adaptive optics, we imaged 3-25 µm diameter vessels of the human inner retinal circulation and monitored the effects of altered gas-breathing conditions. During isocapnic hyperoxia, definite constrictions were seen in 51% of vessel segments (mean ± SD for pre-capillary arterioles -9...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521932/discordance-between-fractional-flow-reserve-and-coronary-flow-reserve-insights-from-intracoronary-imaging-and-physiological%C3%A2-assessment
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Sung Gyun Ahn, Jon Suh, Olivia Y Hung, Hee Su Lee, Yasir H Bouchi, Wenjie Zeng, Rounak Gandhi, Parham Eshtehardi, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the epicardial and microvascular substrates associated with discordances between fractional flow reserve (FFR) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) values. BACKGROUND: Discordances between FFR and CFR remain poorly characterized. METHODS: FFR, hyperemic stenosis resistance (HSR), and intravascular ultrasound were performed as indexes of epicardial function and CFR and hyperemic microvascular resistance (HMR) as measures of microvascular function in 94 patients with moderate coronary stenosis...
May 22, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516727/non-invasive-longitudinal-monitoring-of-angiogenesis-in-a-murine-full-thickness-cutaneous-wound-healing-model-using-high-resolution-three-dimensional-ultrasound-imaging
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K Mukai, W Zhu, Y Nakajima, M Kobayashi, T Nakatani
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the longitudinal monitoring of angiogenesis in a murine full-thickness cutaneous wound healing model using high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound imaging. METHODS: Two C57BL/6 mice were used. Two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound images with the Color Doppler mode were acquired at regular spatial intervals on day 9, 11, and 14 after wounding. 3D ultrasound images were processed by reconstructing the 2D ultrasound image sequences...
May 17, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512424/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-retinal-microvascular-changes-overlying-choroidal-nodules-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Catherine Cassiman, Ingele Casteels, Peter Stalmans, Eric Legius, Julie Jacob
PURPOSE: To report 3 cases of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) with choroidal nodules associated with retinal microvascular changes imaged with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Small case series in 3 NF1 patients. OCTA examinations were performed by a trained examiner (J.J.) after pupillary dilation. A standard scan, centered over the macula measuring 6 × 6 mm and 3 × 3 mm was obtained according to the findings on standard color photography...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509723/determinants-of-retinal-microvascular-features-and-their-relationships-in-two-european-populations
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Mirna Kirin, Reka Nagy, Thomas J MacGillivray, Ozren Polašek, Caroline Hayward, Igor Rudan, Harry Campbell, Sarah Wild, Alan F Wright, James F Wilson, Veronique Vitart
OBJECTIVES: To examine factors influencing retinal vasculature in two environmentally contrasted, cross-sectional studies of adult participants of European descent and to estimate the extent and specificity of genetic contributions to each retinal vasculature feature. METHODS: Retinal images from 1088 participants in the Orkney Complex Disease Study and 387 in the CROATIA-Korčula study, taken using the same nonmydriatic camera system and graded by the same person, were evaluated...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508856/microvascular-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-are-associated-with-plaque-score-in-the-carotid-arteries
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Wojciech Bartman, Katarzyna Nabrdalik, Hanna Kwiendacz, Tomasz Sawczyn, Andrzej Tomasik, Krystyna Pierzchała, Monika Adamczyk-Sowa, Agnieszka Machowska-Majchrzak, Beata Łabuz-Roszak, Władysław Grzeszczak, Janusz Gumprecht
INTRODUCTION    The "common soil" hypothesis suggests that diabetic micro- and macroangiopathy arise from a similar pathophysiological has been once proposed. It is well documented that carotid artery atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with cardiovascular complications; however, whether microvascular complications are similarly related remains unclear. OBJECTIVES    We aimed to explore whether plaque score or common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) is associated with the macroangiopathic or microangiopathic complications of T2DM...
May 16, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504673/a-fluoro-nissl-dye-identifies-pericytes-as-distinct-vascular-mural-cells-during-in-vivo-brain-imaging
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Eyiyemisi C Damisah, Robert A Hill, Lei Tong, Katie N Murray, Jaime Grutzendler
Pericytes and smooth muscle cells are integral components of the brain microvasculature. However, no techniques exist to unambiguously identify these cell types, greatly limiting their investigation in vivo. Here we show that the fluorescent Nissl dye NeuroTrace 500/525 labels brain pericytes with specificity, allowing high-resolution optical imaging in the live mouse. We demonstrate that capillary pericytes are a population of mural cells with distinct morphological, molecular and functional features that do not overlap with precapillary or arteriolar smooth muscle actin-expressing cells...
May 15, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502083/in-vivo-microvascular-imaging-of-cutaneous-actinic-keratosis-bowen-s-disease-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-using-dynamic-optical-coherence-tomography
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L Themstrup, G Pellacani, J Welzel, J Holmes, G B E Jemec, M Ulrich
BACKGROUND: A clear distinction between actinic keratosis (AK), Bowen's disease (BD) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cannot reliably be made by clinical and dermoscopic evaluation alone. Dynamic optical coherence tomography (D-OCT) is a novel angiographic variant of OCT that allows for non-invasive, in vivo evaluation of the cutaneous microvascular morphology. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the microvascular structures of AK, BD and invasive SCC using D-OCT in order to gain insights into the microvascular morphology of lesions in the spectrum of keratinocyte skin cancers...
May 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499870/fibronectin-on-extracellular-vesicles-from-microvascular-endothelial-cells-is-involved-in-the-vesicle-uptake-into-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells
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Sho Osawa, Masashi Kurachi, Hanako Yamamoto, Yuhei Yoshimoto, Yasuki Ishizaki
We previously reported transplantation of brain microvascular endothelial cells (MVECs) into cerebral white matter infarction model improved the animal's behavioral outcome by increasing the number of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs). We also revealed extracellular vesicles (EVs) derived from MVECs promoted survival and proliferation of OPCs in vitro. In this study, we investigated the mechanism how EVs derived from MVECs contribute to OPC survival and proliferation. Protein mass spectrometry and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay revealed fibronectin was abundant on the surface of EVs from MVECs...
June 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491140/tryptase-mast-cell-density-protease-activated-receptor-2-microvascular-density-and-classical-microvascular-density-evaluation-in-gastric-cancer-patients-undergoing-surgery-possible-translational-relevance
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Michele Ammendola, Rosario Sacco, Giuseppina Vescio, Valeria Zuccalà, Maria Luposella, Rosa Patruno, Nicola Zizzo, Claudia Gadaleta, Ilaria Marech, Roberta Ruggieri, Ibrahim Furkan Kocak, Taner Ozgurtas, Cosmo Damiano Gadaleta, Giuseppe Sammarco, Girolamo Ranieri
BACKGROUND: Mast cells (MCs) can stimulate angiogenesis, releasing several proangiogenic cytokines stored in their cytoplasm. In particular, MCs can release tryptase, a potent in vivo and in vitro proangiogenic factor via protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) activation and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphorylation. Nevertheless, no data are available concerning the relationship among tryptase MC density (TMCD), endothelial cells (ECs) positive to PAR-2 microvascular density (PAR-2-MVD) and classical MVD (C-MVD) in gastric cancer (GC) angiogenesis...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490862/ultra-wide-field-fluorescein-angiography-in-diabetic-retinopathy-a-narrative-review
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Alessandro Rabiolo, Mariacristina Parravano, Lea Querques, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Adriano Carnevali, Riccardo Sacconi, Teresa Centoducati, Stela Vujosevic, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
Fluorescein angiography (FA) is a useful examination in patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy (DR). Traditional angiograms explore 30°-50° of the retina at once; however, visualization of peripheral retina is fundamental in order to assess nonperfused areas, vascular leakage, microvascular abnormalities, and neovascularizations. In order to expand the field of view, wide-field and ultra-wide-field imaging has been developed allowing to image up to 200° of retinal surface in one single shot. The aim of this narrative review was to provide an overview of the role of the most recent technique of ultra-wide-field fluorescein angiography in DR...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490763/methylglyoxal-induced-glycation-changes-adipose-tissue-vascular-architecture-flow-and-expansion-leading-to-insulin-resistance
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Tiago Rodrigues, Paulo Matafome, José Sereno, José Almeida, João Castelhano, Luís Gamas, Christian Neves, Sónia Gonçalves, Catarina Carvalho, Amina Arslanagic, Elinor Wilcken, Rita Fonseca, Ilda Simões, Silvia Vilares Conde, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Raquel Seiça
Microvascular dysfunction has been suggested to trigger adipose tissue dysfunction in obesity. This study investigates the hypothesis that glycation impairs microvascular architecture and expandability with an impact on insulin signalling. Animal models supplemented with methylglyoxal (MG), maintained with a high-fat diet (HFD) or both (HFDMG) were studied for periepididymal adipose (pEAT) tissue hypoxia and local and systemic insulin resistance. Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) was used to quantify blood flow in vivo, showing MG-induced reduction of pEAT blood flow...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485495/locoregional-recurrence-following-maxillectomy-implications-for-microvascular-reconstruction
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Ilya Likhterov, Michael A Fritz, Ivan H El-Sayed, Rahul Seth, Hani M Rayess, P Daniel Knott
OBJECTIVE: Reconstruction of maxillectomy defects offers potential quality-of-life improvement, although cavity coverage may impact surveillance of recurrent malignancy. We describe the pattern of postmaxillectomy locoregional recurrence. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Patients from 2001 to 2011 at the University of California, San Francisco and the Cleveland Clinic. RESULTS: Among 75 patients with malignancy resulting in partial or total maxillectomy, 57 were treated with obturators and 18 underwent reconstructive surgery...
May 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483680/preoperative-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-for-predicting-microvascular-invasion-in-patients-with-single-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Sunyoung Lee, Seong Hyun Kim, Ji Eun Lee, Dong Hyun Sinn, Cheol Keun Park
BACKGROUND & AIMS: This study aimed to identify preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging biomarkers for predicting microvascular invasion (MVI) and to determine their diagnostic performance and evaluate whether they are associated with early recurrence after surgery for single hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: The study included 197 patients with surgically resected HCC (≤ 5 cm) who underwent preoperative gadoxetic acid-enhanced MR imaging. Significant MR imaging findings for predicting MVI were identified on univariate and multivariate analyses...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481804/computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-classical-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Victor A Baliazin, Elena V Baliazina, Daniil P Aksenov
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to characterize the pathogenesis of neurovascular conflict in trigeminal neuralgia (TN) with the goal of producing a reliable diagnostic method. METHODS: Data were obtained during microvascular decompression surgery. The normal relationship between the superior cerebellar artery (SCA) and the trigeminal nerve root also was characterized in postmortem cases. Furthermore, SCA was imaged with high-resolution computed tomography angiography...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
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