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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219803/maintaining-unperturbed-cerebral-blood-flow-is-key-in-the-study-of-brain-metastasis-and-its-interactions-with-stress-and-inflammatory-responses
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Benbenishty Amit, Segev-Amzaleg Niva, Shaashua Lee, Melamed Rivka, Ben-Eliyahu Shamgar, Blinder Pablo
Blood-borne brain metastases are associated with poor prognosis, but little is known about the interplay between cerebral blood flow, surgical stress responses, and the metastatic process. The intra-carotid inoculation approach, traditionally used in animal studies, involves permanent occlusion of the common carotid artery (CCA). Herein we introduce a novel intra-carotid inoculation approach that avoids CCA ligation, namely - assisted external carotid artery inoculation (aECAi) - and compared it to the traditional approach in C57/BL6 mice, assessing cerebral blood flow; particle distribution; blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity; stress, inflammatory and immune responses; and tumor brain retention and growth...
February 17, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217385/silent-ischemic-lesion-laterality-in-asymptomatic-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-relates-to-reduced-cerebral-vasoreactivity
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Makoto Isozaki, Hiroharu Kataoka, Kazuhito Fukushima, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Naoaki Yamada, Hidehiro Iida, Koji Iihara
BACKGROUND: We investigated the relationship between silent ischemic lesions, defined as hyperintense lesions on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging scans of brain white matter and cerebral hemodynamics (baseline cerebral blood flow and cerebral vasoreactivity). METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2012, 61 patients with asymptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis were evaluated for asymptomatic silent ischemic lesions, acute infarction, and cerebral hemodynamics...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216908/role-of-progenitor-cell-producing-normal-vagina-by-metaplasia-in-laparoscopic-peritoneal-vaginoplasty
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Pravin N Mhatre, Hemraj R Narkhede, P Amol Pawar, P Jyoti Mhatre, Das Dhanjit Kumar
CONTEXT: Host of vaginoplasty techniques have been described. None has been successful in developing normal vagina. Laparoscopic peritoneal vaginoplasty (LPV) is performed in Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) culminating in normal vagina. AIMS: This study aims to confirm normal development of neovagina by anatomical and functional parameters of histology, cytology, and ultrasonography (USG) in LPV. To identify peritoneal progenitor cell by OCT4/SOX2 markers...
October 2016: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213112/laminar-imaging-of-positive-and-negative-bold-in-human-visual-cortex-at-7t
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Alessio Fracasso, Peter R Luijten, Serge O Dumoulin, Natalia Petridou
Deciphering the direction of information flow is critical to understand the brain. Data from non-human primate histology shows that connections between lower to higher areas (e.g. retina→V1), and between higher to lower areas (e.g. V1←V2) can be dissociated based upon the distribution of afferent synapses at the laminar level. Ultra-high field scanners opened up the possibility to image brain structure and function at an unprecedented level of detail. Taking advantage of the increased spatial resolution available, it could theoretically be possible to disentangle activity from different cortical depths from human cerebral cortex, separately studying different compartments across depth...
February 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210078/sex-differences-and-effects-of-oestrogen-in-rat-gastric-mucosal-defence
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Richard Shore, Håkan Björne, Yoko Omoto, Anna Siemiatkowska, Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Mats Lindblad, Lena Holm
AIM: To evaluate sex differences and the effects of oestrogen administration in rat gastric mucosal defence. METHODS: Sex differences in gastric mucus thickness and accumulation rate, absolute gastric mucosal blood flow using microspheres, the integrity of the gastric mucosal epithelium in response to a chemical irritant and the effects of oestrogen administration on relative gastric mucosal blood flow in an acute setting was assessed in an in vivo rat experimental model...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209177/is-posture-related-craniospinal-compliance-shift-caused-by-jugular-vein-collapse-a-theoretical-analysis
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Manuel Gehlen, Vartan Kurtcuoglu, Marianne Schmid Daners
BACKGROUND: Postural changes are related to changes in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics. While sitting up leads to a decrease in cranial CSF pressure, it also causes shifts in the craniospinal CSF volume and compliance distribution. We hypothesized that jugular vein collapse in upright posture is a major contributor to these shifts in CSF volume and compliance. METHODS: To test this hypothesis, we implemented a mathematical lumped-parameter model of the CSF system and the relevant parts of the cardiovascular system...
February 16, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209171/integrated-strategy-for-in-vitro-characterization-of-a-bileaflet-mechanical-aortic-valve
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Francesca Maria Susin, Stefania Espa, Riccardo Toninato, Stefania Fortini, Giorgio Querzoli
BACKGROUND: Haemodynamic performance of heart valve prosthesis can be defined as its ability to fully open and completely close during the cardiac cycle, neither overloading heart work nor damaging blood particles when passing through the valve. In this perspective, global and local flow parameters, valve dynamics and blood damage safety of the prosthesis, as well as their mutual interactions, have all to be accounted for when assessing the device functionality. Even though all these issues have been and continue to be widely investigated, they are not usually studied through an integrated approach yet, i...
February 16, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197271/low-density-lipoprotein-and-non-newtonian-oscillating-flow-biomechanical-parameters-for-normal-human-aorta
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Johannes V Soulis, Dimitrios K Fytanidis, Olga P Lampri, George D Giannoglou
BACKGROUND: The temporal variation of the hemodynamic mechanical parameters during cardiac pulse wave is considered as an important atherogenic factor. Applying non-Newtonian blood molecular viscosity simulation is crucial for hemodynamic analysis. Understanding low density lipoprotein (LDL) distribution in relation to flow parameters will possibly spot the prone to atherosclerosis aorta regions. METHODS: The biomechanical parameters tested were averaged wall shear stress (AWSS), oscillatory shear index (OSI) and relative residence time (RRT) in relation to the LDL concentration...
April 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196748/up-regulation-of-cx3cr1-on-tonsillar-cd8-positive-cells-in-patients-with-iga-nephropathy
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Ryuki Otaka, Miki Takahara, Seigo Ueda, Toshihiro Nagato, Kan Kishibe, Kenichiro Nomura, Akihiro Katada, Tatsuya Hayashi, Yasuaki Harabuchi
Although tonsillectomy are used as therapeutic options to prevent chronic renal failure in IgA nephropathy (IgAN) patients, the relationship between IgAN and tonsils is not fully proved by basic research. Recently, circulating CX3CR1-positive cells were reportedly involved in promoting hematuria in patients with IgAN. In this study, we focused on the expression of CX3CR1 in tonsillar mononuclear cells in IgAN patients. Immunohistological analysis revealed greater distribution of CX3CR1-positive cells in the inter-follicular area of tonsils in IgAN patients than in non-IgAN patients...
February 11, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196198/en-face-doppler-optical-coherence-tomography-measurement-of-total-retinal-blood-flow-in-diabetic-retinopathy-and-diabetic-macular-edema
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ByungKun Lee, Eduardo A Novais, Nadia K Waheed, Mehreen Adhi, Talisa E de Carlo, Emily D Cole, Eric M Moult, WooJhon Choi, Mark Lane, Caroline R Baumal, Jay S Duker, James G Fujimoto
Importance: Alterations in ocular blood flow play an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of diabetic retinopathy (DR). However, the measurement of retinal blood flow in clinical studies has been challenging. En face Doppler optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides an effective method for measuring total retinal blood flow (TRBF) in the clinic. Objective: To investigate TRBF in eyes with DR of varying severity, with or without diabetic macular edema (DME), using en face Doppler OCT...
February 9, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196095/depth-dependent-flow-and-pressure-characteristics-in-cortical-microvascular-networks
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Franca Schmid, Philbert S Tsai, David Kleinfeld, Patrick Jenny, Bruno Weber
A better knowledge of the flow and pressure distribution in realistic microvascular networks is needed for improving our understanding of neurovascular coupling mechanisms and the related measurement techniques. Here, numerical simulations with discrete tracking of red blood cells (RBCs) are performed in three realistic microvascular networks from the mouse cerebral cortex. Our analysis is based on trajectories of individual RBCs and focuses on layer-specific flow phenomena until a cortical depth of 1 mm. The individual RBC trajectories reveal that in the capillary bed RBCs preferentially move in plane...
February 14, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194579/prediction-of-tissue-to-plasma-ratios-of-basic-compounds-in-mice
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Prashant B Nigade, Jayasagar Gundu, K Sreedhara Pai, Kumar V S Nemmani
BACKGROUND: Majority of reported studies so far developed correlation regression equations using the rat muscle-to-plasma drug concentration ratio (Kp-muscle) to predict tissue-to-plasma drug concentration ratios (Kp-tissues). Use of regression equations derived from rat Kp-muscle may not be ideal to predict the mice tissue-Kps as there are species differences. OBJECTIVES: (i) To develop the linear regression equations using mouse tissue-Kps; (ii) to assess the correlation between organ blood flow and/or organ weight with tissue-Kps and (iii) compare the observed tissue-Kps from mice with corresponding predicted tissue-Kps using Richter's rat-Kp specific equations...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190607/patient-specific-assessment-of-hemodynamics-by-computational-fluid-dynamics-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortopathy
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Naoyuki Kimura, Masanori Nakamura, Kenji Komiya, Satoshi Nishi, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Osamu Tanaka, Yoshio Misawa, Hideo Adachi, Koji Kawahito
OBJECTIVE: Hemodynamics related to eccentric blood flow may factor into the development of bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy. We investigated wall shear stress distribution by means of magnetic resonance imaging-based computational fluid dynamics in patients with a bicuspid aortic valve. METHODS: Included were 12 patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (aortic stenosis, n = 11; root enlargement, n = 1). Three patients with a normal tricuspid aortic valve (arch aneurysm, n = 1; descending aortic aneurysm, n = 2) were included for comparison...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188475/myocardial-perfusion-imaging-with-pet
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Roel S Driessen, Pieter G Raijmakers, Wijnand J Stuijfzand, Paul Knaapen
Noninvasive assessment of coronary artery disease remains a challenging task, with a large armamentarium of diagnostic modalities. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is widely used for this purpose whereby cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) is considered the gold standard. Next to relative radiotracer distribution, PET allows for measurement of absolute myocardial blood flow. This quantification of perfusion improves diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value. Cardiac hybrid imaging relies on the fusion of anatomical and functional imaging using coronary computed tomography angiography and MPI, respectively, and provides incremental value as compared with either stand-alone modality...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176950/circulating-monocytes-and-b-lymphocytes-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Sven Magnus Hector, Torben Lykke Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Individuals with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have altered number and distribution of retinal macrophages and show changes in circulating antibodies. We wanted to investigate the corresponding precursors, with subpopulations. We therefore measured monocyte and B-lymphocyte populations in individuals with neovascular AMD. DESIGN: This was an observational case-control study. PARTICIPANTS OR SAMPLES: A total of 31 individuals with neovascular AMD and 30 healthy age-matched controls were included...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169877/ising-model-of-choriocapillaris-flow
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Richard F Spaide
PURPOSE: To develop a mathematical model of local blood flow in the choriocapillaris using an Ising model. METHODS: A JavaScript Ising model was used to create images that emulated the development of signal voids as would be seen in optical coherence tomography angiography of the choriocapillaris. The model was produced by holding the temperature near criticality and varying the field strength. Individual frames were evaluated, and a movie video was created to show the hypothetical development of flow-related signal voids over a lifetime...
February 6, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166948/heat-transfer-analysis-of-skin-during-thermal-therapy-using-thermal-wave-equation
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Meisam Kashcooli, Mohammad Reza Salimpour, Ebrahim Shirani
Specifying exact geometry of vessel network and its effect on temperature distribution in living tissues is one of the most complicated problems of the bioheat field. In this paper, the effects of blood vessels on temperature distribution in a skin tissue subjected to various thermal therapy conditions are investigated. Present model consists of counter-current multilevel vessel network embedded in a three-dimensional triple-layered skin structure. Branching angles of vessels are calculated using the physiological principle of minimum work...
February 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165706/structural-and-epimeric-isomers-of-hpph-3-devinyl-3-1-1-hexyloxy-ethyl-pyropheophorbide-a-effects-on-uptake-and-photodynamic-therapy-of-cancer
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Courtney Saenz, Ravindra R Cheruku, Tymish Y Ohulchanskyy, Penny Joshi, Walter A Tabaczynski, Joseph R Missert, Yihui Chen, Paula Pera, Erin Tracy, Aimee Marko, Daniel Rohrbach, Ulas Sunar, Heinz Baumann, Ravindra K Pandey
The tetrapyrrole structure of porphyrins used as photosentizing agents is thought to determine uptake and retention by malignant epithelial cancer cells. To assess the contribution of the oxidized state of individual rings to these cellular processes, bacteriochlorophyll a was converted into the ring "D" reduced 3-devinyl-3-[1-(1-hexyloxy)ethyl]pyropheophorbide-a (HPPH) and the corresponding ring "B" reduced isomer (iso-HPPH). The carboxylic acid analogs of both ring "B" and ring "D" reduced isomers showed several-fold higher accumulation into the mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum by primary culture of human lung and head and neck cancer cells than the corresponding methyl ester analogs that localize primarily to granular vesicles and to a lesser extent to mitochondria...
February 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164118/multislice-analysis-of-blood-flow-values-in-ct-perfusion-studies-of-lung-cancer
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Silvia Malavasi, Domenico Barone, Giampaolo Gavelli, Alessandro Bevilacqua
Objectives. Tumour heterogeneity represents a key issue in CT perfusion (CTp), where all studies are usually based on global mean or median values of perfusion maps, often computed on whole tumour. We sought to determine whether, and to what extent, such global values can be representative of tumour heterogeneity, with respect to single slices, and could be used for therapy assessment. Materials and Methods. Twelve patients with one primary non-small cell lung cancer lesion were enrolled in this study, for a total amount of 26 CTp examinations and 118 slices...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163177/venous-shunt-versus-venous-ligation-for-vascular-damage-control-the-immuno-histochemical-evidence
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Adenauer Marinho de Oliveira Góes Junior, Simone de Campos Vieira Abib, Maria Teresa de Seixas Alves, Paulo Sérgio Venerando da Silva Ferreira, Mariseth Carvalho de Andrade
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the expression of immuno-histochemical markers of tissue ischemia (iNOS, eNOS and HSP70) in a vascular damage control experimental model in order to determine if a venous temporary vascular shunt insertion leads to a better limb perfusion when compared to the ligature of the injured vein. METHODS: Experimental study in male Sus Scrofa weighting 40 Kg. Animals were distributed into 5 groups: group 1 animals were submitted to right external iliac artery (EIA) shunting and right external iliac vein (EIV) ligation; group 2 animals were submitted to right EIA shunting and right EIV shunting; group 3 animals were submitted to right EIV ligation; group 4 animals were submitted to right EIV shunting; group 5 animals were not submitted to vascular shunting nor venous ligation...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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