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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/28437601/maternal-hemodynamics-in-normal-pregnancies-reference-ranges-and-the-role-of-maternal-characteristics
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Dimuthu Vinayagam, Baskaran Thilaganathan, Oliver Stirrup, Elena Mantovani, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this study was to construct reference ranges of the maternal central hemodynamic parameters during pregnancy. The second aim was to determine the maternal and pregnancy characteristics, which influence these hemodynamic parameters. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of low-risk pregnant women attending for routine antenatal care at St George's Hospital, London. The exclusion criteria included any medical disorder present at the time of study recruitment, or development of hypertension or intrauterine fetal growth restriction following study recruitment...
April 24, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435655/a-80-year-old-woman-with-b-cell-prolymphocytic-leukemia
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Alparslan Merdin, Jale Yıldız, Sinan Dal Mehmet, Merih Kızıl Çakar, Hikmetullah Batgi, Emre Tekgündüz, Aykut Onursever, Fevzi Altuntaş
Prolymhocytic leukemia (PLL) is a rare subtype of lymphocytic leukemias and its cells are immature lymphocytes. It is divided into 2 subgroups: T-PLL and B-PLL according to the lymphocytic origin of the cells. Discriminating B-PLL from other diseases with clinically-similar features is important because of the different treatment approaches and follow-up programs. Hereby, we report a 80-year-old woman presenting with fatigue, leucocytosis and mild anemia. Her peripheral blood smear evaluation revealed 85% prolymphocytes with moderately condensed nuclear chromatin, prominent nucleoli, and a faintly basophilic cytoplasm...
February 23, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434235/recirculation-zone-length-in-renal-artery-is-affected-by-flow-spirality-and-renal-to-aorta-flow-ratio
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Ashkan Javadzadegan, David Fulker, Tracie Barber
Haemodynamic perturbations such as flow recirculation zones play a key role in progression and development of renal artery stenosis, which typically originate at the aorta-renal bifurcation. The spiral nature of aortic blood flow, division of aortic blood flow in renal artery as well as the exercise conditions have been shown to alter the haemodynamics in both positive and negative ways. This study focuses on the combinative effects of spiral component of blood flow, renal-to-aorta flow ratio and the exercise conditions on the size and distribution of recirculation zones in renal branches using computational fluid dynamics technique...
April 24, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433734/prospective-association-of-fetal-liver-blood-flow-at-30-weeks-gestation-with-newborn-adiposity
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Satoru Ikenoue, Feizal Waffarn, Masanao Ohashi, Kaeko Sumiyoshi, Chigusa Ikenoue, Claudia Buss, Daniel L Gillen, Hyagriv N Simhan, Sonja Entringer, Pathik D Wadhwa
BACKGROUND: The production of variation in adipose tissue accretion represents a key fetal adaptation to energy substrate availability during gestation. Because umbilical venous blood transports nutrient substrate from the maternal to the fetal compartment, and the fetal liver is the primary organ where nutrient inter-conversion occurs, it has been proposed that variations in the relative distribution of umbilical venous blood flow shunting either through ductus venosus or perfusing the fetal liver represents a mechanism underlying this adaptation...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431428/computational-and-in-vitro-experimental-investigation-of-intrathecal-drug-distribution-parametric-study-of-the-effect-of-injection-volume-cerebrospinal-fluid-pulsatility-and-drug-uptake
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Kevin M Tangen, Roxanne Leval, Ankit I Mehta, Andreas A Linninger
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal drug delivery is an attractive option to circumvent the blood-brain barrier for pain management through its increased efficacy of pain relief, reduction in adverse side effects, and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, there are limited guidelines for physicians to choose infusion or drug pump settings to administer therapeutic doses to specific regions of the spine or the brain. Although empiric trialing of intrathecal drugs is critical to determine the sustained side effects, currently there is no inexpensive in vitro method to guide the selection of spinal drug delivery parameters...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424305/numerical-simulation-of-haemodynamics-and-low-density-lipoprotein-transport-in-the-rabbit-aorta-and-their-correlation-with-atherosclerotic-plaque-thickness
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Xiaoyin Li, Xiao Liu, Peng Zhang, Chenglong Feng, Anqiang Sun, Hongyan Kang, Xiaoyan Deng, Yubo Fan
Two mechanisms of shear stress and mass transport have been recognized to play an important role in the development of localized atherosclerosis. However, their relationship and roles in atherogenesis are still obscure. It is necessary to investigate quantitatively the correlation among low-density lipoproteins (LDL) transport, haemodynamic parameters and plaque thickness. We simulated blood flow and LDL transport in rabbit aorta using computational fluid dynamics and evaluated plaque thickness in the aorta of a high-fat-diet rabbit...
April 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421995/endothelial-dysfunction-is-independent-of-inflammation-and-altered-ccr7-t-cell-expression-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Joanna Sulicka, Andrzej Surdacki, Mariusz Korkosz, Tomasz Mikołajczyk, Magdalena Strach, Ewa Klimek, Tomasz Guzik, Tomasz Grodzicki
OBJECTIVES: The accumulation of CCR7 (chemokine receptor 7) positive cells in the vessel wall may be involved in endothelial dysfunction and subsequent accelerated atherogenesis. CCR7 plays a crucial role in T cell and monocyte migration/homing and in priming of naive T lymphocytes in non-lymphoid tissues in chronic inflammatory diseases. Our objective was to investigate the endothelial function and inflammation-driven expression of CCR7 on T lymphocytes in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS)...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419120/structural-and-functional-changes-in-the-microcirculation-of-lepromatous-leprosy-patients-observation-using-orthogonal-polarization-spectral-imaging-and-laser-doppler-flowmetry-iontophoresis
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Curt Treu, Maria das Graças Coelho de Souza, Omar Lupi, Fernando Lencastre Sicuro, Priscila Alves Maranhão, Luiz Guilherme Kraemer-Aguiar, Eliete Bouskela
Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous infection of skin and peripheral nerves caused by Mycobacterium leprae and is considered the main infectious cause of disability worldwide. Despite the several studies regarding leprosy, little is known about its effects on microvascular structure and function in vivo. Thus, we have aimed to compare skin capillary structure and functional density, cutaneous vasomotion (spontaneous oscillations of arteriolar diameter), which ensures optimal blood flow distribution to skin capillaries) and cutaneous microvascular blood flow and reactivity between ten men with lepromatous leprosy (without any other comorbidity) and ten age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411075/effect-of-gender-and-adiposity-on-in%C3%A2-vivo-vascular-function-in-young-african-americans
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Namrata Dass, Sindhu Kilakkathi, Brittaney Obi, Andrea Moosreiner, Shanthi Krishnaswami, Michael E Widlansky, Srividya Kidambi
The relationship between obesity and high blood pressure is not as strong among African Americans (AA) as compared to Caucasians. We designed the current study to determine the effect of adiposity on vascular endothelial function (a harbinger of hypertension) among young healthy AA without additional cardiovascular disease risk factors. A total of 108 AA subjects (46 women) between the ages of 18 and 45 years were recruited. All the subjects were normotensive, nonsmokers, and normoglycemic. Anthropometric and cardiovascular disease risk factor measurements (lipid, insulin resistance, and inflammatory markers) were obtained...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410763/correlation-between-upper-limb-volume-and-arterial-and-venous-blood-flow-velocity-in-lymphedema-secondary-to-breast-cancer-treatment
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Monique Silva Rezende, Ana Luiza Marsengo, Amanda Apolinário, Vânia Tie Koga Ferreira, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to correlate upper limb volume and arterial and venous blood flow velocity in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 30 women with lymphedema and a mean age of 55.60 years (standard deviation = 8.12). For the assessment of upper limb volume, perimetry was performed with measures at 6 points on the limb, which were mathematically calculated as volume. The blood flow velocity of the axillary and brachial arteries and veins were assessed by Doppler ultrasound with a probe at 4 MHz...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406466/artificial-red-blood-cells-as-potential-photosensitizers-in-dye-laser-treatment-against-port-wine-stains
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Naoaki Rikihisa, Shoji Watanabe, Yoshiaki Saito, Hiromi Sakai
We suggest a novel method that uses artificial blood cells (hemoglobin vesicles, Hb-Vs) as photosensitizers in dye laser treatment (at 595-nm wavelength) for port-wine stains (i.e., capillary malformations presenting as red birthmarks) based on the results of animal experiments. As compared with human red blood cells, Hb-Vs have the same absorbance of 595 nm wavelength light and produce the same level of heat following dye laser irradiation. Small sized Hb-Vs (250 nm) distribute in the plasma phase in blood and tend to flow in the marginal zone of microvessels...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402890/cholesterol-regulates-monocyte-rolling-through-cd44-distribution
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Amit K Saha, Pawel Osmulski, Shatha F Dallo, Maria Gaczynska, Tim H-M Huang, Anand K Ramasubramanian
Cholesterol is an important risk factor of atherosclerosis, due to its active uptake by monocytes/macrophages. Monocyte recruitment from flowing blood to atherosclerotic foci is the key first step in the development of atherosclerosis. Cholesterol content alters cell membrane stiffness, and lateral lipid and protein diffusion. We hypothesized that cholesterol content will modulate the recruitment of monocytes to inflamed endothelial surface by altering the dynamics of adhesion receptors. We depleted or enriched the cellular cholesterol levels using methyl-β-cyclodextran in freshly isolated human monocytes...
April 11, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400411/fatty-acid-uptake-and-blood-flow-in-adipose-tissue-compartments-of-morbidly-obese-subjects-with-or-without-type-2-diabetes-effects-of-bariatric-surgery
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Prince Dadson, Ele Ferrannini, Linda Landini, Jarna C Hannukainen, Kari K Kalliokoski, Maija Vaittinen, Henri Honka, Henry K Karlsson, Jetro J Tuulari, Minna Soinio, Paulina Salminen, Riitta Parkkola, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Patricia Iozzo, Pirjo Nuutila
Body fat accumulation, distribution and metabolic activity are factors in the pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D). We investigated adipose blood flow, fatty acid uptake (FAU), and subcutaneous and visceral fat cellularity in obese patients with or without T2D. A total 23 morbidly obese (BMI 42 kg/m(2)) patients were studied before and 6 months after bariatric surgery; 15 nonobese subjects served as controls. Positron emission tomography was used to measure tissue FAU (with (18)F-FTHA) and blood flow (with H2(15)O); MRI was used for fat distribution, fat biopsy for adipocyte size...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399114/lung-hypoplasia-in-newborn-rabbits-with-a-diaphragmatic-hernia-affects-pulmonary-ventilation-but-not-perfusion
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Andreas W Flemmer, Marta Thio, Megan J Wallace, Katie Lee, K Marcus J Kitchen, Lauren Kerr, Charles C Roehr, Andreas Fouras, Richard Carnibella, Jaccques J Jani, Philip DeKoninck, Arjan B tePas, James T Pearson, Stuart B Hooper
BACKGROUND: A congenital diaphragmatic hernia can result in severe lung hypoplasia that increases the risk of morbidity and mortality after birth, but little is known about the cardiorespiratory transition at birth. METHODS: Using phase contrast X-ray imaging and angiography, we examined the cardiorespiratory transition at birth in rabbit kittens with diaphragmatic hernias (DH). Surgery was performed on pregnant New Zealand white rabbits (n=18) at 25 days gestation to induce a left-sided DH...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397408/effect-of-oxygen-affinity-of-liposome-encapsulated-hemoglobin-on-cerebral-ischemia-and-reperfusion-as-detected-by-positron-emission-tomography-in-nonhuman-primates
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Akira T Kawaguchi, Mariko Yamano, Munetaka Haida, Hiroyuki Ohba, Takeharu Kakiuchi, Hideo Tsukada
We tested a hypothesis that liposome-encapsulated hemoglobin (LEH) with high oxygen (O2 ) affinity (h-LEH, P50 O2  = 10 mm Hg) may work better than LEH with low O2 affinity (l-LEH, P50 O2  = 40 mm Hg) in cerebral ischemia and reperfusion injury using positron emission tomography (PET) in primates undergoing middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion and reperfusion. Cerebral blood flow (CBF), O2 extract fraction (OEF), and cerebral metabolic rate of O2 (CMRO2 ) were successively determined by PET before ischemia, at 2 h of ischemia, immediately after reperfusion, and 3 h after reperfusion...
April 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396088/erythrocyte-aging-as-a-mechanism-of-anemia-and-a-biomarker-of-device-thrombosis-in-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#17
Ziad Taimeh, Ryan J Koene, Julie Furne, Ashish Singal, Peter M Eckman, Michael D Levitt, Marc R Pritzker
BACKGROUND: Blood trauma caused by continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) has been associated with device thrombosis and anemia. Accurate in vivo quantification of erythrocyte turnover and its contribution to CF-LVAD complications have yet to be elucidated. METHODS: We investigated the age (lifespan) of circulating erythrocytes in subjects with CF-LVAD. Erythrocyte lifespan is a quantitative indicator of in vivo erythrocyte turnover that can be accurately derived from measurement of the exhaled carbon monoxide (CO) level...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395437/-the-preparation-and-evaluation-of-the-quality-control-materials-for-detection-of-platelet-membrane-glycoproteins-by-flow-cytometry
#18
Y Q Liu, Y Gong, C X Qu, R You, L P Li, L S Xing, J Z Wang
Objective: To prepare the quality control material for detection of platelet membrane glycoproteins by flowcytometry and evaluate the appearance traits, homogeneity and stability of it. Methods: Fresh platelets from the blood group O donors were fixed by the certain concentration of aldehyde solution and then washed by the imidazole buffer. After that, adding certain concentration of lyophilized protection solution into the preparations. The preparations were dispensed to be lyophilized and then were kept refrigerated in 2-8 ℃...
April 11, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393638/vascular-territorial-segmentation-and-volumetric-blood-flow-measurement-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-angiography-of-the-brain
#19
Oren Geri, Shelly I Shiran, Jonathan Roth, Moran Artzi, Liat Ben-Sira, Dafna Ben Bashat
This study proposes a method for territorial segmentation and volumetric flow rate (VFR) distribution measurement of cerebral territories based on time-resolved contrast enhanced magnetic-resonance-angiography (MRA). The method uses an iterative region-growing algorithm based on bolus-arrival-time with increased temporal resolution. Eight territories were segmented: (1) right and (2) left internal carotid arteries, including the middle cerebral artery (ICA+MCA), excluding the anterior cerebral arteries (ACA); (3) right and left ACA (R+L-ACA); (4) right and (5) left external carotid arteries (ECA); (6) right and (7) left posterior cerebral arteries (PCA); and (8) vertebrobasilar territory...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393299/blood-flow-induced-physically-based-guidewire-simulation-for-vascular-intervention-training
#20
Jiayin Cai, Hongzhi Xie, Shuyang Zhang, Lixu Gu
PURPOSE: A realistic guidewire behavior simulation is a vital component of a virtual vascular intervention system. Such systems are a safe, low-cost means of establishing a training environment to help inexperienced surgeons develop their intervention skills. Previous attempts to simulate the complex movement of a guidewire inside blood vessels have rarely considered the influence of blood flow. In this paper, we address this problem by integrating blood flow analysis and propose a novel guidewire simulation model...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
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