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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441851/-quantities-and-function-of-nk-cells-in-patients-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Y J Zhang, W Qu, H Liu, Y H Wang, C Y Liu, L J Li, H Q Wang, R Fu, L M Xing, Z H Shao
Objective: To investigate natural killer (NK) cell quantities and function in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) . Methods: A total of 66 ITP patients (34 newly diagnosed and 32 in complete remission) were collected from September 2015 to May 2016 in Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, and 30 healthy volunteers were recruited as controls. The percentages of NK cells and their subsets in peripheral blood, the expression of activating receptor (NKp44), inhibitory receptor (NKG2A) and CD16, perforin and granzyme β were detected by flow cytometry...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441801/-prediction-of-occult-carcinoma-in-contralateral-nodules-based-on-the-ultrasonic-features-of-unilateral-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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L M Yang, Q Li, B W Zhao, J G Lyu, H S Xu, L L Xu, S Y Li, L Gao, J Zhu
Objective: To investigate the occurrence of occult carcinoma in contralateral lobes based on the ultrasonic features of unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma. Methods: The study included 202 consecutives cases of unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma with benign nodules in the contralateral lobe identified by preoperative ultrasound or fine-needle aspiration from June 2014 to December 2015. All patients received total thyroidectomies, and with postoperative pathological examination they were divided into two groups, one including 60 cases with positive occult cancer and another one consisting of 142 cases with negative occult cancer...
April 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441728/imaging-of-the-finger-vein-and-blood-flow-for-anti-spoofing-authentication-using-a-laser-and-a-mems-scanner
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Jaekwon Lee, Seunghwan Moon, Juhun Lim, Min-Joo Gwak, Jae Gwan Kim, Euiheon Chung, Jong-Hyun Lee
A new authentication method employing a laser and a scanner is proposed to improve image contrast of the finger vein and to extract blood flow pattern for liveness detection. A micromirror reflects a laser beam and performs a uniform raster scan. Transmissive vein images were obtained, and compared with those of an LED. Blood flow patterns were also obtained based on speckle images in perfusion and occlusion. Curvature ratios of the finger vein and blood flow intensities were found to be nearly constant, regardless of the vein size, which validated the high repeatability of this scheme for identity authentication with anti-spoofing...
April 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441692/physiological-role-of-endothelin-1-in-flow-mediated-vasodilatation-in-humans-and-impact-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Jérémy Bellien, Michèle Iacob, Christelle Monteil, Isabelle Rémy-Jouet, Clothilde Roche, Thomas Duflot, Cathy Vendeville, Laurence Gutierrez, Christian Thuillez, Vincent Richard, Robinson Joannidès
OBJECTIVES: The current study addressed the hypothesis that the local decrease in endothelin-1 (ET-1) bioavailability during sustained flow increases contributes to endothelium-dependent, flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of conduit arteries and is altered in presence of cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: In nine young healthy individuals, the decrease in local ET-1 plasma levels and radial artery FMD in response to hand skin heating (from 34 to 44 °C) was not affected by endothelin type A (ETA) receptor blockade, achieved using the brachial infusion of BQ-123 (100 nmol/min per l of forearm), as compared with physiological saline (0...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441661/defective-platelet-activation-and-bleeding-complications-upon-cholestasis-in-mice
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Nina Sarah Gowert, Meike Klier, Maria Reich, Friedrich Reusswig, Lili Donner, Verena Keitel, Dieter Häussinger, Margitta Elvers
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Platelets are essential mediators of hemostasis to avoid excessive blood loss. Cirrhosis and chronic liver diseases are characterized by alterations in hemostasis. Alterations in the secondary hemostasis have been well studied, while defects in primary hemostasis, especially the consequences of cholestatic liver disease on platelet function are not well defined. METHODS: After bile duct ligation (BDL) platelet activation and thrombus formation were analyzed in mice...
April 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441445/impact-of-aberrant-cerebral-perfusion-on-resting-state-functional-mri-a-preliminary-investigation-of-moyamoya-disease
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Yituo Wang, Lubin Wang, Penggang Qiao, Fugeng Sheng, Cong Han, Enmao Ye, Yu Lei, Feng Yan, Shanshan Chen, Yuyang Zhu, Guiyun Mi, Gongjie Li, Zheng Yang
The impact of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion on resting-state blood oxygen level-dependent signal fluctuations remains unknown. We aimed to determine whether chronic ischemia induces changes in amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (ALFF) and to investigate the correlation between ALFF and perfusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (PWI) parameters in patients with moyamoya disease (MMD). Thirty patients with pre- and postoperative resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging and PWI were included, and thirty normal controls underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441430/short-telomere-length-is-associated-with-renal-impairment-in-japanese-subjects-with-cardiovascular-risk
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Kazuo Eguchi, Lawrence S Honig, Joseph H Lee, Satoshi Hoshide, Kazuomi Kario
INTRODUCTION: Short telomere length has been suggested to be associated with atherosclerotic changes in Western populations. We examined the relationships between leukocyte telomere length and cardiovascular and renal function in a Japanese cohort. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 770 subjects who each had at least one cardiovascular risk factor. The mean age was 59.5 ± 12.2 years; mean BMI was 25.1 ± 4.6 kg/m2. We measured leukocyte telomere length (LTL) by quantitative PCR (T/S ratio), and measured other biomarkers from blood and urine samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441325/the-effects-of-taekwondo-training-on-peripheral-neuroplasticity-related-growth-factors-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-and-cognitive-functions-in-healthy-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Su-Youn Cho, Wi-Young So, Hee-Tae Roh
Although regular Taekwondo (TKD) training has been reported to be effective for improving cognitive function in children, the mechanism underlying this improvement remains unclear. The purpose of the present study was to observe changes in neuroplasticity-related growth factors in the blood, assess cerebral blood flow velocity, and verify the resulting changes in children's cognitive function after TKD training. Thirty healthy elementary school students were randomly assigned to control (n = 15) and TKD (n = 15) groups...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441053/evaluation-of-oxygen-administration-with-a-high-flow-nasal-cannula-to-clinically-normal-dogs
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Jennifer L Daly, Christine L Guenther, Jamie M Haggerty, Iain Keir
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of oxygen administration by use of a high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) in sedated clinically normal dogs. ANIMALS 6 healthy adult dogs undergoing routine dental prophylaxis. PROCEDURES Dogs were sedated with butorphanol tartrate and dexmedetomidine. An esophageal balloon catheter was inserted into the esophagus, a double-pronged nasal cannula was inserted into the nares, and a catheter was inserted into the dorsal pedal artery. Dogs were positioned in right lateral recumbency...
May 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441050/comparison-of-platelet-function-and-viscoelastic-test-results-between-healthy-dogs-and-dogs-with-naturally-occurring-chronic-kidney-disease
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Alicia Dudley, Julie K Byron, Mary Jo Burkhard, Emma Warry, Julien Guillaumin
OBJECTIVE To compare platelet function and viscoelastic test results between healthy dogs and dogs with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to assess whether dogs with CKD have platelet dysfunction and altered blood coagulation. ANIMALS 10 healthy control dogs and 11 dogs with naturally occurring CKD. PROCEDURES Blood and urine were collected once from each dog for a CBC, serum biochemical analysis, urinalysis, and determination of the urine protein-to-creatinine ratio, prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, plasma fibrinogen concentration, and antithrombin activity...
May 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441034/thrombus-formation-at-high-shear-rate
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Lauren D C Casa, David N Ku
The final common pathway in myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke is occlusion of blood flow from a thrombus forming under high shear rates in arteries. A high-shear thrombus forms rapidly and is distinct from the slow formation of coagulation that occurs in stagnant blood. Thrombosis at high shear rates depends primarily on the long protein von Willebrand factor (vWF) and platelets, with hemodynamics playing an important role in each stage of thrombus formation, including vWF binding, platelet adhesion, platelet activation, and rapid thrombus growth...
April 24, 2017: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440860/doppler-ultrasonographic-measurement-of-short-term-effects-of-valsalva-maneuver-on-retrobulbar-blood-flow
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Sabit Kimyon, Ahmet Mete, Alper Mete, Duçem Mete
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects of Valsalva maneuver (VM) on retrobulbar blood flow parameters in healthy subjects. METHODS: Participants without any ophthalmologic or systemic pathology were examined in supine position with color and pulsed Doppler imaging for blood flow measurement, via a paraocular approach, in the ophthalmic artery (OA), central retinal artery (CRA), central retinal vein (CRV), nasal posterior ciliary artery (NPCA), and temporal posterior ciliary artery (TPCA), 10 seconds after a 35- to 40-mm Hg expiratory pressure was reached...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440484/expression-of-programmed-cell-death1-in-t-follicular-helper-cells-is-regulated-by-prostaglandin-e2-secreted-by-hbv-infected-hepg2-2-1-5-cells
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Zhefeng Sui, Ying Shi, Zhiling Gao, Deguang Yang, Zhihao Wang
The present study aimed to investigate the distribution of T follicular helper (Tfh)-cell subsets in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and determine the underlying mechanism of HBV regulation of Tfh cells. The frequency of peripheral blood Tfh subsets was analyzed using flow cytometry. The expression level of programmed cell death‑1 (PD‑1) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) was quantified using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. The PGE2 level in culture supernatant was detected using enzyme‑linked immunosorbent assay...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440449/preoperative-tim%C3%A2-3-expression-on-peripheral-nk-cells-is-correlated-with-pathologic-tnm-staging-in-colorectal-cancer
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Yang Wang, Jintang Sun, Wenjuan Gao, Bingfeng Song, Qianqian Shao, Lei Zhao, Yun Zhang, Qingjie Wang, Yun Zhang, Xun Qu
Previous research has indicated that T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 3 (Tim-3) serves an important regulatory role in lymphocytes and in several cancers. However, the association between Tim‑3 expression on various lymphocyte subsets and human colorectal cancer (CRC) has not been elucidated. The present study aimed to characterize Tim‑3 expression on peripheral lymphocytes, including cluster of differentiation CD3+CD56‑ T cells, CD3‑CD56+ natural killer (NK) cells and CD3+CD56+ natural killer T (NKT) cells, in patients with CRC...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440316/modest-and-severe-maternal-iron-deficiency-in-pregnancy-are-associated-with-fetal-anaemia-and-organ-specific-hypoxia-in-rats
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Andrew G Woodman, Alison S Care, Yael Mansour, Stephana J Cherak, Sareh Panahi, Ferrante S Gragasin, Stephane L Bourque
Prenatal iron-deficiency (ID) is known to alter fetal developmental trajectories, which predisposes the offspring to chronic disease in later life, although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we sought to determine whether varying degrees of maternal anaemia could induce organ-specific patterns of hypoxia in the fetuses. Pregnant female Sprague Dawley rats were fed iron-restricted or iron-replete diets to induce a state of moderate (M-ID) or severe ID (S-ID) alongside respective controls. Ultrasound biomicroscopy was performed on gestational day (GD)20 to assess uterine and umbilical artery blood flow patterns...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440110/in-parallel-connected-intermittent-hemodialysis-through-ecmo-does-not-affect-hemodynamic-parameters-derived-from-transpulmonary-thermodilution
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Tobias Lahmer, Ulrich Mayr, Sebastian Rasch, Gonzalo Batres Baires, Roland M Schmid, Wolfgang Huber
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of renal replacement therapy (RRT) during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) via a single venous access and analyze the feasibility of transpulmonary thermodilution (TPTD) for hemodynamic monitoring. CASE REPORT: ECMO and RRT connected into the ECMO-extracorporeal circuit were performed via a single venous access because of multiple venous thromboses. An indicator for TPTD and pulse contour analysis (PCA) was applied into the central venous catheter (CVC) placed in the right vena jugularis...
April 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439700/filgrastim-alone-versus-pegylated-filgrastim-alone-for-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cells-mobilization-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-patients
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Barbara Skopec, Matevz Skerget, Darja Zontar, Vesna Zadnik, Samo Zver
BACKGROUND: Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) is the recommended standard upfront treatment for transplant eligible myeloma patients. Considering possible complications related to chemotherapy-cytokine mobilization, cytokine-alone mobilization is often used. We compared mobilization with filgrastim alone to pegfilgrastim alone in newly diagnosed myeloma patients after induction treatment with bortezomib and dexamethasone. The comparison was made between peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) yields, number of apheresis, hematopoietic stem cell subsets, and time to neutrophil and platelet engraftment after aHSCT...
April 24, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439520/relationship-between-relative-cerebral-blood-flow-relative-cerebral-blood-volume-and-relative-cerebral-metabolic-rate-of-oxygen-in-the-preterm-neonatal-brain
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Mina Nourhashemi, Guy Kongolo, Mahdi Mahmoudzadeh, Sabrina Goudjil, Fabrice Wallois
The mechanisms responsible for coupling between relative cerebral blood flow (rCBF), relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV), and relative cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen ([Formula: see text]), an important function of the microcirculation in preterm infants, remain unclear. Identification of a causal relationship between rCBF-rCBV and [Formula: see text] in preterms may, therefore, help to elucidate the principles of cortical hemodynamics during development. We simultaneously recorded rCBF and rCBV and estimated [Formula: see text] by two independent acquisition systems: diffuse correlation spectroscopy and near-infrared spectroscopy, respectively, in 10 preterms aged between 28 and 35 weeks of gestational age...
April 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439079/translation-but-not-transfection-limits-clinically-relevant-exogenous-mrna-based-induction-of-alpha-4-integrin-expression-on-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Adam Nowakowski, Anna Andrzejewska, Johannes Boltze, Franziska Nitzsche, Li-Li Cui, Jukka Jolkkonen, Piotr Walczak, Barbara Lukomska, Miroslaw Janowski
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) represent promising resource of cells for regenerative medicine in neurological disorders. However, efficient and minimally invasive methods of MSCs delivery to the brain still have to be developed. Intra-arterial route is very promising, but MSCs are missing machinery for diapedesis through blood-brain barrier. Thus, here we have tested a mRNA-based method to induce transient expression of ITGA4, an adhesion molecule actively involved in cell extravasation. We observed that transfection with an ITGA4-mRNA construct bearing a conventional cap analogue (7-methylguanosine) failed to produce ITGA4 protein, but exogenous ITGA4-mRNA was detected in transfected MSCs...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438762/etb-receptor-contribution-to-vascular-dysfunction-in-postmenopausal-women
#20
Megan M Wenner, Kelly N Sebzda, Andrew V Kuczmarski, Ryan T Pohlig, David G Edwards
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) contributes to age-related endothelial dysfunction in men via the ETA receptor. However, there are sex differences in the ET-1 system, and ETB receptors are modulated by sex hormones. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that ETB receptors contribute to impaired vasodilatory function in postmenopausal women (PMW). We measured flow-mediated dilation (FMD) using ultrasound, and cutaneous nitric oxide-mediated vasodilation during local heating (42°C) via laser Doppler flowmetry in 18 young (YW; 22±1 years) and 16 PMW (56±1 years)...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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