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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549307/thymoquinone-protects-against-the-sepsis-induced-mortality-mesenteric-hypoperfusion-aortic-dysfunction-and-multiple-organ-damage-in-rats
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Erdem Kamil Ozer, Mustafa Tugrul Goktas, Aysun Toker, Sultan Pehlivan, Hulagu Bariskaner, Ceyhan Ugurluoglu, Alper Bektas Iskit
BACKGROUND: Thymoquinone (TQ) is a potent cytoprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. We aimed to investigate the possible protective effects of TQ on survival, mesenteric artery blood flow (MABF), vascular reactivity, oxidative and inflammatory injuries in a murine sepsis model induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). METHODS: Wistar rats were divided into the following four groups: Sham, CLP, Sham+TQ and CLP+TQ. TQ (1mg/kg/day) or vehicle (dimethyl sulfoxide, 1mL/kg/day) was intraperitoneally injected for 3 days...
March 24, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548962/prognostic-implication-of-leucocyte-subpopulations-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Xiao Han, Jing Ruan, Wei Zhang, Daobin Zhou, Dongsheng Xu, Qiang Pei, Mingqi Ouyang, Mengxuan Zuo
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that variables related to host adaptive immunity and the tumor microenvironment may predict the outcome in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This study was undertaken to determine the prognostic value of peripheral blood leucocyte subpopulations in diffuse large-B-cell lymphoma patients. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed the 16 leukocyte subpopulations using Cytodiff flow cytometric technique in a cohort of 45 diffuse large-B-cell lymphoma patients at a single institution between February and December 2014...
May 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548938/nkp30-expression-is-a-prognostic-immune-biomarker-for-stratification-of-patients-with-intermediate-risk-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Anne-Sophie Chretien, Cyril Fauriat, Florence Orlanducci, Jerome Rey, Gaelle Bouvier Borg, Emmanuel Gautherot, Samuel Granjeaud, Clemence Demerle, Jean-François Hamel, Adelheid Cerwenka, Elke Pogge von Strandmann, Norbert Ifrah, Catherine Lacombe, Pascale Cornillet-Lefebvre, Jacques Delaunay, Antoine Toubert, Christine Arnoulet, Norbert Vey, Daniel Olive
Cytogenetics and European Leukemia Net (ELN) genetic classification predict patients at increased risk of relapse in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) except in the intermediate risk group for which further prognostic determinants are required. We have previously shown that Natural Killer (NK) cell defects in AML are predictors of poor overall survival (OS). This study aimins at validating NKp30, a receptor that mediates NK activation, as a prognostic biomarker for AML patients with intermediate prognosis.NKp30 expression was prospectively assessed at diagnosis on NK cells from peripheral blood by flow cytometry (N = 201 patients)...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548649/aqueous-humor-endothelin-1-and-total-retinal-blood-flow-in-patients-with-non-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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L-A Khuu, F Tayyari, J M Sivak, J G Flanagan, S Singer, M H Brent, D Huang, O Tan, C Hudson
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to determine the association between aqueous ET-1 levels and total retinal blood flow (TRBF) in patients with non-insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and early non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR).Patients and methodsA total of 15 age-matched controls and 15 T2DM patients with NPDR were recruited into the study. Aqueous humor (~80-120 μl) was collected before cataract surgery to measure the levels of ET-1 using suspension multiplex array technology...
May 26, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548026/low-reliability-of-anti-kir4-183-120-peptide-auto-antibodies-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Mariapaola Marino, Giovanni Frisullo, Gabriele Di Sante, Daniela Maria Samengo, Carlo Provenzano, Massimiliano Mirabella, Giovambattista Pani, Francesco Ria, Emanuela Bartoccioni
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease for which auto-antibodies fully validated as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers are widely desired. Recently, an immunoreactivity against the inward rectifying potassium channel 4.1 (KIR4.1) has been reported in a large proportion of a group of MS patients, with amino acids 83-120 being the major epitope. Moreover, a strong correlation between anti-KIR4.183-120 and anti-full-length-protein auto-antibodies titer was reported...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548010/initial-experience-with-the-6-f-and-8-f-indigo-thrombectomy-system-for-acute-renovisceral-occlusive-events
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Theodosios Bisdas, Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Efthymios Beropoulis, Arne Schwindt, Arne Stachmann, Martin Austermann, Giovanni Torsello
PURPOSE: To examine the safety and effectiveness of the new large-bore Indigo thrombectomy catheters to treat patients with acute renovisceral occlusion without the need of thrombolytic agents. METHODS: Between November 2015 and 2016, 7 consecutive patients (mean age 65±5 years; 5 men) with acute renovisceral artery occlusion were treated with the new large-bore (6-F and 8-F) vacuum-assisted thrombectomy catheters. The occluded vessels were 6 renal arteries and 3 superior mesenteric arteries (SMAs); 5 of the 9 thromboses were in bridging stent-grafts associated with branched endografts...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548006/management-of-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-complications-via-retrograde-catheterization-through-the-distal-stent-graft-landing-zone
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Xicheng Zhang, Yuan Sun, Zhaolei Chen, Yuanhu Jing, Miao Xu
OBJECTIVE: A retrograde technique through the gap between the distal stent landing zone and the iliac artery wall has been applied to treat type II endoleak after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). In this study, we tried to investigate its efficacy in the management of type III endoleak and intraoperative accidental events. METHODS: We reported 2 complications of EVAR that were difficult to treat with conventional methods. One patient had a sustained type III endoleak after EVAR, and the right renal artery was accidentally sealed by a graft stent in the other patient during the operation...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547984/two-neoplasms-rich-in-small-lymphocytes-b1b2-thymoma-and-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-intermingled-in-one-tumor-mass-a-case-report
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Malgorzata Szolkowska, Renata Langfort, Sebastian Winiarski, Jacek Zaremba, Monika Prochorec-Sobieszek, Grzegorz Rymkiewicz, Piotr Jaskiewicz, Dariusz M Kowalski
We present a case of a 52-year-old man with myasthenia gravis and a mediastinal tumor who was admitted to our hospital for surgical treatment. The pathologic examination of the resected tumor revealed a very rare case of a collision tumor: a B1B2 thymoma and a small lymphocytic lymphoma. Flow cytometry of the peripheral blood revealed the presence of a small number of leukemic cells. After postoperative irradiation of the mediastinum and chemotherapy a complete response in both diseases was achieved. The case confirms that a pathologist should always be aware that two different neoplasms can coexist in rare cases...
2017: Polish Journal of Pathology: Official Journal of the Polish Society of Pathologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547861/effects-of-organic-and-inorganic-nitrate-on-aortic-and-carotid-haemodynamics-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Julio A Chirinos, Francisco Londono-Hoyos, Payman Zamani, Melissa Beraun, Philip Haines, Izzah Vasim, Swapna Varakantam, Timothy S Phan, Thomas P Cappola, Kenneth B Margulies, Raymond R Townsend, Patrick Segers
AIMS: To assess the haemodynamic effects of organic vs. inorganic nitrate administration among patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed carotid and aortic pressure-flow relations non-invasively before and after the administration of 0.4 mg of sublingual nitroglycerin (n = 26), and in a separate sub-study, in response to 12.9 mmoL of inorganic nitrate (n = 16). Nitroglycerin did not consistently reduce wave reflections arriving at the proximal aorta (change in real part of reflection coefficient, 1st harmonic: -0...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547132/retinal-oxygen-extraction-in-individuals-with-type-1-diabetes-with-no-or-mild-diabetic-retinopathy
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Klemens Fondi, Piotr A Wozniak, Kinga Howorka, Ahmed M Bata, Gerold C Aschinger, Alina Popa-Cherecheanu, Katarzyna J Witkowska, Anton Hommer, Doreen Schmidl, René M Werkmeister, Gerhard Garhöfer, Leopold Schmetterer
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to compare retinal oxygen extraction in individuals with diabetes with no or mild non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy and healthy age- and sex-matched volunteers. METHODS: A total of 24 participants with type 1 diabetes and 24 healthy age- and sex-matched volunteers were included in this cross-sectional study. Retinal oxygen extraction was measured by combining total retinal blood flow measurements using a custom-built bi-directional Doppler optical coherence tomography system with measurements of oxygen saturation using spectroscopic reflectometry...
May 25, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546760/analysis-of-immune-status-after-iodine-125-permanent-brachytherapy-in-prostate-cancer
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E Du, Lin Wang, Chang-Ying Li, Chang-Wen Zhang, Yan-Chun Qu, Ran-Lu Liu, Yong Xu, Kuo Yang, Zhi-Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB) is an effective treatment choice for low and intermediate risk prostate cancer (PCa). However, the impact of PPB on tumor immune status is still poorly understood. This study aimed to assess the immune status in PCa patients before and at different time points after PPB (1, 3, 6, and 12 months). METHODS: Blood was collected from 32 patients with low and intermediate risk PCa and 12 healthy volunteers. The frequency of immunocompetent cells was identified by flow cytometry...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546682/yoga-practice-improves-the-body-mass-index-and-blood-pressure-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ashutosh Chauhan, Deepak Kumar Semwal, Satyendra Prasad Mishra, Ruchi Badoni Semwal
BACKGROUND: Yoga, an ancient Indian system of exercise and therapy is an art of good living or an integrated system for the benefit of the body, mind, and inner spirit. Regular practice of yoga can help to increase blood flow to the brain, reduce stress, have a calming effect on the nervous system, and greatly help in reducing hypertension. AIM: Aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of 1-month yoga practice on body mass index (BMI), and blood pressure (BP)...
May 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546532/regulation-of-c-jun-n-terminal-protein-kinase-jnk-pathway-in-apoptosis-of-endothelial-outgrowth-cells-induced-by-asymmetric-dimethylarginine
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Fu-Qing Zhang, Wei Lu, Wen-Xiao Yuan, Xin Li
BACKGROUND Endothelial outgrowth cells (EOCs) are terminal endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) has been identified as a novel risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Our aim in the present study was to investigate the effect of regulation of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) on EOCs apoptosis and to explore the underlining mechanisms of c-Jun N-terminal protein kinase (JNK) pathway in the process. MATERIAL AND METHODS EOCs were harvested from umbilical cord blood and obtained by using density gradient centrifugation and adhesive culture methods...
May 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546077/systemic-administration-of-l-kynurenine-sulfate-induces-cerebral-hypoperfusion-transients-in-adult-c57bl-6-mice
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Dániel Péter Varga, Ákos Menyhárt, Tamás Puskás, Ferenc Bari, Eszter Farkas, Zsolt Kis, László Vécsei, József Toldi, Levente Gellért
The kynurenine pathway is a cascade of enzymatic steps generating biologically active compounds. l-kynurenine (l-KYN) is a central metabolite of tryptophan degradation. In the mammalian brain, l-KYN is partly converted to kynurenic acid (KYNA), which exerts multiple effects on neurotransmission. Recently, l-KYN or one of its derivatives were attributed a direct role in the regulation of the systemic circulation. l-KYN dilates arterial blood vessels during sepsis in rats, while it increases cerebral blood flow (CBF) in awake rabbits...
May 22, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546045/intravenous-targeted-microbubbles-carrying-urokinase-versus-urokinase-alone-in-acute-peripheral-arterial-thrombosis-in-a-porcine-model
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Johanna H Nederhoed, Harm P Ebben, Jeroen Slikkerveer, Arjan Wj Hoksbergen, Otto Kamp, Geert-Jan Tangelder, Willem Wisselink, René Jp Musters, Kak K Yeung
PURPOSE: Standard therapy in acute peripheral arterial occlusion consists of intra-arterial catheter guided thrombolysis. As microbubbles may be used as a carrier for fibrinolytic agents and targeted to adhere to the thrombus, we can theoretically deliver the thrombolytic medication locally following simple intravenous injection. In this intervention-controlled feasibility study, we compared intravenously administered targeted microbubbles incorporating Urokinase and locally applied ultrasound, with intravenous Urokinase and ultrasound alone...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546042/occluded-superficial-femoral-artery-used-for-emergency-reconstruction-a-consecutive-case-series-about-the-proper-conduit-technique
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M S Marsman, A Kh Jahrome, F L Moll, G G Koning
INTRODUCTION: Deep wound infections in the groin region can result in an acute or life threatening condition. Especially when there is no suitable vein available because of many reasons (e.g. previous surgery, small vessel diameter). Synthetic prosthesis sometimes are not 'first-choice-technique' because of contamination or infection. It was ad hoc hypothesized in an acute setting that a segment of an occluded Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) could be used as a conduit in combination with eversion technique, known from carotid surgery...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545858/hemocoagulase-combined-with-microbubble-enhanced-ultrasound-cavitation-for-augmented-ablation-of-microvasculature-in-rabbit-vx2-liver-tumors
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Qian Yang, Peng Tang, Guangbin He, Shuping Ge, Liwen Liu, Xiaodong Zhou
We investigated a new method for combining microbubble-enhanced ultrasound cavitation (MEUC) with hemocoagulase (HC) atrox. Our goal was to induce embolic effects in the vasculature and combine these with an anti-angiogenic treatment strategy. Fourteen days after being implanted with a single slice of the liver VX2 tumor, rabbits were randomly divided into five groups: (i) a control group injected intra-venously with saline using a micropump; (ii) a group given only an injection of HC; (iii) a group treated only with ultrasound cavitation; (iv) a group treated with MEUC; (v) a group treated with MEUC + HC...
May 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545594/early-blockade-of-joint-inflammation-with-a-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-inhibitor-decreases-end-stage-osteoarthritis-pain-and-peripheral-neuropathy-in-mice
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Jason J McDougall, Milind M Muley, Holly T Philpott, Allison Reid, Eugene Krustev
BACKGROUND: The endocannabinoid system has been shown to reduce inflammatory flares and pain in rodent models of arthritis. A limitation of endocannabinoids is that they are rapidly denatured by hydrolysing enzymes such as fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) which renders them physiologically inert. Osteoarthritis (OA) is primarily a degenerative joint disease; however, it can incorporate mild inflammation and peripheral neuropathy. The aim of this study was to determine whether early blockade of FAAH bioactivity could reduce OA-associated inflammation and joint neuropathy...
May 25, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545351/assessing-coronary-blood-flow-physiology-in-the-cardiac-catheterisation-laboratory
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Sethumadhavan Vijayan, David S Barmby, Ian R Pearson, Andrew G Davies, Stephen B Wheatcroft, Mohan Sivananthan
Contemporary management of coronary disease focuses on the treatment of stenoses in the major epicardial vessels. However, myocardial blood flow is known to be contingent on a range of factors in addition to the patency of the epicardial vessels. These include anatomical and physiological factors such as the extent of myocardium supplied by the vessel, systemic blood pressure, the natural variation in vascular tone in response to physiological needs which allows for coronary autoregulation and pathological factors such as the presence of downstream obstruction to flow due to disease of the small coronary vessels or myocardium...
May 24, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545155/rapid-diagnostic-tests-for-typhoid-and-paratyphoid-enteric-fever
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Lalith Wijedoru, Sue Mallett, Christopher M Parry
BACKGROUND: Differentiating both typhoid (Salmonella Typhi) and paratyphoid (Salmonella Paratyphi A) infection from other causes of fever in endemic areas is a diagnostic challenge. Although commercial point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for enteric fever are available as alternatives to the current reference standard test of blood or bone marrow culture, or to the widely used Widal Test, their diagnostic accuracy is unclear. If accurate, they could potentially replace blood culture as the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended main diagnostic test for enteric fever...
May 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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