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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346414/reliability-of-plasma-polar-metabolite-concentrations-in-a-large-scale-cohort-study-using-capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry
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Sei Harada, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Queenie Chan, Ayako Kurihara, Kota Fukai, Miho Iida, Suzuka Kato, Daisuke Sugiyama, Kazuyo Kuwabara, Ayano Takeuchi, Miki Akiyama, Tomonori Okamura, Timothy M D Ebbels, Paul Elliott, Masaru Tomita, Asako Sato, Chizuru Suzuki, Masahiro Sugimoto, Tomoyoshi Soga, Toru Takebayashi
BACKGROUND: Cohort studies with metabolomics data are becoming more widespread, however, large-scale studies involving 10,000s of participants are still limited, especially in Asian populations. Therefore, we started the Tsuruoka Metabolomics Cohort Study enrolling 11,002 community-dwelling adults in Japan, and using capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. The CE-MS method is highly amenable to absolute quantification of polar metabolites, however, its reliability for large-scale measurement is unclear...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346244/comparing-fundus-fluorescein-angiography-and-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-the-evaluation-of-diabetic-macular-perfusion
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Alberto La Mantia, Rengin A Kurt, Samantha Mejor, Catherine A Egan, Adnan Tufail, Pearse A Keane, Dawn A Sim
PURPOSE: To compare fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) and swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) in the evaluation of macular perfusion in diabetic patients. METHODS: Forty-one eyes (21 diabetic patients) seen at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London) over a 1-month interval underwent color fundus photography, FFA, and SS-OCTA imaging of the capillary superficial plexus using 2 different protocols: 3 × 3 mm and 4.5 × 4.5 mm. Quantitative assessment (foveal avascular zone diameters and area), qualitative analysis (macroscopic and microscopic levels) and Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study diabetic macular ischemia grading were performed...
January 16, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345705/contact-mechanics-for-polydimethylsiloxane-from-liquid-to-solid
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L Dorogin, B N J Persson
Adhesion between a glass ball and a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) sample is dependent on the PDMS cross-link density, and the transformation of the material from the uncrosslinked liquid state to the fully crosslinked solid state is investigated in this study. The physical picture reflected a gradual transition from capillary forces driven contact mechanics to the classical Johnson-Kendall-Roberts (JKR)-type contact mechanics. PDMS was produced by mixing the base fluid and a cross-linker at a ratio of 10 : 1 and allowed to slowly cross-link at room temperature with simultaneous measurement of the ball-PDMS interaction force...
January 18, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345446/the-first-south-american-case-of-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-to-select-compatible-embryo-for-cord-blood-transplantation-as-treatment-for-sickle-cell-anemia
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Ciro D Martinhago, Kalina Rn Endo, Mariana A Oliveira, Alex Mm Dias, Gislaine S Pereira, Augusto M Azzolini, Paula Rq Estrada, Caio G Bruzaca, Ana Carolina N Martinhago
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited systemic hemoglobinopathy that affects hemoglobin production in red blood cells, leading to early morbidity and mortality. It is caused by a homozygous nucleotide substitution (c.20A>T) in the β-globin gene (HBB) that changes a glutamic acid to a valine in the protein. We present a case report of a fertile couple, both carriers of the sickle cell anemia mutation, with one affected daughter. Six cycles of assisted reproductive techniques were performed, resulting in 53 embryos in cleavage stage...
January 18, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345431/the-effect-of-diuresis-on-extravascular-lung-water-and-pulmonary-function-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Steven C Chase, Caitlin C Fermoyle, Courtney M Wheatley, Jacob J Schaefer, Lyle J Olson, Bruce D Johnson
AIMS: The effect of extravascular lung water (EVLW) and relationship to functional status as a result of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) are not well understood. We sought to quantify changes in clinical variables, EVLW, airway anatomy, spirometry, and diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide before and after treatment for ADHF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifteen patients were recruited within 24 h of hospital admission. Spirometry, diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide, and surrogates of EVLW by computed tomography were measured and were then repeated within 24 h of discharge...
January 18, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345368/therapeutic-effect-of-lipoxin-a4-%C3%A2-in-malaria-induced-acute-lung-injury
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Tatiana A Pádua, Natalia D Torres, André L P Candéa, Maria Fernanda Souza Costa, Johnatas D Silva, João Luiz Silva-Filho, Fabio T M Costa, Patricia R M Rocco, Mariana C Souza, Maria G Henriques
Acute lung injury (ALI) models are characterized by neutrophil accumulation, tissue damage, alteration of the alveolar capillary membrane, and physiological dysfunction. Lipoxin A4  (LXA4 ) is an anti-inflammatory eicosanoid that was demonstrated to attenuate lipopolysaccharide-induced ALI. Experimental models of severe malaria can be associated with lung injury. However, to date, a putative effect of LXA4  on malaria (M)-induced ALI has not been addressed. In this study, we evaluated whether LXA4 exerts an effect on M-ALI...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345197/neonatal-hyperoxia-depletes-pulmonary-vein-cardiomyocytes-in-adult-mice-via-mitochondrial-oxidation
#7
Min Yee, Ethan David Cohen, William Domm, George A Porter, Andrew N McDavid, Michael A O'Reilly
Supplemental oxygen given to preterm infants has been associated with permanently altering postnatal lung development. Now that these individuals are reaching adulthood, there is growing concern that early-life oxygen exposure may also promote cardiovascular disease through poorly understood mechanisms. We previously reported that adult mice exposed to 100% oxygen between postnatal days 0-4 develop pulmonary hypertension defined pathologically by capillary rarefaction, dilation of arterioles and veins, cardiac failure, and a reduced lifespan...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345161/caffeine-improves-triathlon-performance-a-field-study-in-males-and-females
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Sunita Potgieter, Hattie H Wright, Carine Smith
The ergogenic effect of caffeine on endurance exercise is commonly accepted. We aimed to elucidate realistically the effect of caffeine on triathlon event performance using a field study design, while allowing investigation into potential mechanisms at play. A double-blind, randomized, crossover, field trial was conducted. Twenty-six triathletes (14 males, 12 females) participated (age: 37.8±10.6 years, habitual caffeine intake: 413±505 mg/day, percentage body fat: 14.5±7.2%, training/week: 12.8±4.5 hours)...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344963/refractory-pulmonary-edema-and-upper-body-hypoxemia-during-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-case-for-atrial-septostomy
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Amit Prasad, Ali Ghodsizad, Christoph Brehm, Mark Kozak, Michael Körner, Aly El Banayosy, Kai Singbartl
Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) provides mechanical circulatory support for patients with advanced cardiogenic shock, facilitating myocardial recovery and limiting multi-organ failure. In patients with severely limited left ventricular ejection, peripheral VA-ECMO can further increase left ventricular and left atrial pressures (LAP). Failure to decompress the left heart under these circumstances can result in pulmonary edema and upper body hypoxemia, that is, myocardial and cerebral ischemia...
January 18, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344912/capillary-leak-syndrome-as-a-complication-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-treatment-a-case-report
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Juan C Ramirez-Sandoval, Ricardo Varela-Jimenez, Luis E Morales-Buenrostro
We report a case of capillary leak that developed during treatment of antibody-mediated rejection in a kidney transplant recipient. A 53-year-old female transplant recipient experienced an increase in serum creatinine from 1.1 to 1.8 mg/dL. Antibody-mediated rejection was diagnosed by graft biopsy. She was treated with five plasmapheresis sessions (on alternate days with albumin replacement), five doses of immunoglobulin (5 g/dose at 100 mg/kg), a single dose of rituximab (500 mg), and four doses of bortezomib on days 1, 4, 7, and 10 (1...
January 17, 2018: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344720/characteristics-of-pericytes-in-diethylstilbestrol-des-induced-pituitary-prolactinoma-in-rats
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Depicha Jindatip, Ken Fujiwara, Tewarit Sarachana, Apiwat Mutirangura, Takashi Yashiro
Prolactinomas are the most common tumor of the human pituitary. They result in excessive prolactin secretion and important changes in the vasculature. Pericytes are perivascular cells associated with capillaries and have crucial roles in physiological and pathological neovascularization. We previously reported that pericytes produce type I and III collagens in the anterior pituitary of adult rats. In addition, pituitary pericytes contained well-developed cell organelles and actively synthesized collagens during early postnatal development...
January 17, 2018: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344490/capillary-dropout-a-novel-fluorescein-angiography-finding-in-primary-vitreoretinal-lymphoma
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Ramesh Venkatesh, Prachi Gurav, Prachi Abhishek Dave, Arpan Gandhi
Tissue diagnosis with vitreous and/or retinal biopsy usually confirms the diagnosis of primary vitreoretinal lymphoma. Multiple imaging modalities like fundus fluorescein angiography, fundus autofluorescence, and optical coherence tomography have been used to support the diagnosis of vitreoretinal lymphoma. We report a case of a 74-year-old lady diagnosed with primary vitreoretinal lymphoma showing a novel fluorescein angiographic finding of capillary dropout. We hypothesize that this clinical finding on the fluorescein angiogram may be due to the occlusion of the retinal vasculature by the malignant tumor cells...
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343530/peripapillary-vascular-changes-in-radiation-optic-neuropathy-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-grading
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Raffaele Parrozzani, Luisa Frizziero, Davide Londei, Sara Trainiti, Rocco Luigi Modugno, Francesca Leonardi, Serena Pulze, Giacomo Miglionico, Elisabetta Pilotto, Edoardo Midena
AIMS: To investigate peripapillary vascular changes secondary to radiation optic neuropathy (RON) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) and to propose a clinical grading of RON based on OCT-A findings. METHODS: Thirty-four patients affected by RON were consecutively included. Each patient underwent best corrected visual acuity measurement (ETDRS score) and OCT-A (Nidek RS-3000 Advance device, Nidek, Gamagori, Japan). The radial peripapillary capillary plexus (RPCP) and the entire peripapillary capillary bed (EPCB) were analysed...
January 17, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343196/plexiform-vasculopathy-in-feline-cervical-lymph-nodes
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Nicole Jungwirth, Johannes Junginger, Christoph Andrijczuk, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Peter Wohlsein
Plexiform vasculopathy refers to an endothelial proliferative disorder affecting cervical or inguinal lymph nodes of cats. The cause of this disorder and the origin of the proliferating endothelial cells are still unknown. In 4 cats with a history of a slowly growing, well-demarcated, nonpainful mass adjacent to the thyroid gland, an enlarged dark brown to red lymph node was removed. Histologically, the lymph nodes showed severe loss of lymphoid tissue with accumulations of erythrocytes. In addition, networks of capillary structures with well-differentiated endothelial cells on a collagen-rich stroma were observed, consistent with benign plexiform vasculopathy...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343015/-clinical-and-imaging-features-of-pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease-and-pulmonary-capillary-hemangioma
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Q H Zhao, W H Wu, S G Gong, R Jiang, J He, C J Luo, H L Qiu, J L Li, J M Liu, L Wang
Objective: To improve the diagnosis and treatment of the pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) and pulmonary capillary hemangioma (PCH). Methods: The clinical features, radiological findings, laboratory testing and treatment in 8 cases of PVOD/PCH which was diagnosed from 2013 to 2017 were described. Results: PVOD/PCH was rare. The clinical symptoms were easily confused with IPAH, but the decrease of hypoxemia, clubbing, D(L)CO were more obvious, and the imaging features of HRCT were helpful for PVOD/PCH diagnosis...
January 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342457/the-von-hippel-lindau-gene-is-required-to-maintain-renal-proximal-tubule-and-glomerulus-integrity-in-zebrafish-larvae
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Ellen van Rooijen, Glenn van de Hoek, Ive Logister, Henry Ajzenberg, Nine V A M Knoers, Freek van Eeden, Emile E Voest, Stefan Schulte-Merker, Rachel H Giles
BACKGROUND: von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is characterized by the development of benign and malignant tumours in many organ systems, including renal cysts and clear cell renal cell carcinoma. It is not completely understood what underlies the development of renal pathology, and the use of murine Vhl models has been challenging due to limitations in disease conservation. We previously described a zebrafish model bearing inactivating mutations in the orthologue of the human VHL gene. METHODS: We used histopathological and functional assays to investigate the pronephric and glomerular developmental defects in vhl mutant zebrafish, supported by human cell culture assays...
January 17, 2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341500/investigation-of-the-free-heavy-chain-homodimers-of-a-monoclonal-antibody
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Hyo Helen Chung, Lynette Buck, Kristi Daris, Brent Welborn, Quanzhou Luo, Jette Wypych
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are composed of two heavy chain (HC) and two light chain (LC) polypeptides. The proper folding and assembly of HC and LC is critical for antibody production. Current dogma indicates that the free HCs are retained in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) unless assembled with LCs into antibodies, while the LCs on the other hand can be secreted as free monomer or dimer molecules. In this study, high levels of extracellular HC homodimers (7-45%) were observed in the cell culture media during cell line development for mAb1...
January 17, 2018: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341330/real-time-and-high-resolution-bioimaging-with-bright-aggregation-induced-emission-dots-in-short-wave-infrared-region
#18
Ji Qi, Chaowei Sun, Abudureheman Zebibula, Hequn Zhang, Ryan T K Kwok, Xinyuan Zhao, Wang Xi, Jacky W Y Lam, Jun Qian, Ben Zhong Tang
Fluorescence imaging in the spectral region beyond the conventional near-infrared biological window (700-900 nm) can theoretically afford high resolution and deep tissue penetration. Although some efforts have been devoted to developing a short-wave infrared (SWIR; 900-1700 nm) imaging modality in the past decade, long-wavelength biomedical imaging is still suboptimal owing to the unsatisfactory materials properties of SWIR fluorophores. Taking advantage of organic dots based on an aggregation-induced emission luminogen (AIEgen), herein microscopic vasculature imaging of brain and tumor is reported in living mice in the SWIR spectral region...
January 17, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340651/macular-perfusion-parameters-in-different-angiocube-sizes-does-the-size-matter-in-quantitative-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Alessandro Rabiolo, Francesco Gelormini, Alessandro Marchese, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Giacinto Triolo, Riccardo Sacconi, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
Purpose: To investigate the macular quantitative parameters interchangeability of three different optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) angiocubes (i.e., 3 × 3, 6 × 6, and 12 × 12 mm) on healthy subjects and patients affected by diabetic retinopathy (DR) and to assess the interrater reliability of such indices across the different scan protocols. Methods: Retrospective study involving 20 eyes of healthy subjects and 20 eyes with DR. All eyes underwent swept-source OCT-A with 3 × 3-, 6 × 6-, and 12 × 12-mm angiocubes centered on the fovea...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340648/a-novel-strategy-for-quantifying-choriocapillaris-flow-voids-using-swept-source-oct-angiography
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Qinqin Zhang, Fang Zheng, Elie H Motulsky, Giovanni Gregori, Zhongdi Chu, Chieh-Li Chen, Chunxia Li, Luis de Sisternes, Mary Durbin, Philip J Rosenfeld, Ruikang K Wang
Purpose: To achieve reproducible imaging of the choriocapillaris and associated flow voids using swept-source OCT angiography (SS-OCTA). Methods: Subjects were enrolled and SS-OCTA was performed using the 3 × 3 mm scan pattern. Blood flow was identified using the complex optical microangiography (OMAG) algorithm. The choriocapillaris was defined as a slab from the outer boundary of Bruch's membrane (BM) to approximately 20 μm below BM. Compensation for the shadowing effect caused by the RPE and BM complex on the choriocapillaris angiogram was achieved by using the structural information from the same slab...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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