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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174243/evaluation-and-efficacy-of-long-length-pronova-xr-bioabsorbable-polymer-stent-in-the-treatment-of-long-coronary-lesions
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M S Hiremath
AIM: The study aims an observational registry of the long and extra-long length (>33mm) Pronova XR stents in patients with long coronary lesions (>30mm) in a prospective real world study. METHODS AND RESULTS: Current study was conducted at Ruby Hall Clinic Pune, between July 2012 and July 2013 including 30 patients who underwent PTCA using long and extra-long Pronova XR stents. Among the stents used, one stent - 33mm, 2 stents - 38mm, 5 stents - 43mm and 25 stents were of 48mm in length...
November 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171182/acid-hydrolysis-reveals-a-low-but-constant-level-of-pheomelanin-in-human-black-to-brown-hair
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Shosuke Ito, Shiho Miyake, Shoji Maruyama, Itaru Suzuki, Stéphane Commo, Yukiko Nakanishi, Kazumasa Wakamatsu
We previously reported a constant ratio of the benzothiazole-pheomelanin marker thiazole-2,4,5-tricarboxylic acid (TTCA) to the eumelanin marker pyrrole-2,3,5-tricaboxylic acid (PTCA) in eumelanic, black human hair. A constant level (20-25%) of benzothiazole-type pheomelanin was recently demonstrated in human skin with varying concentrations of melanin. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to investigate the origin of pheomelanin markers in black to brown human hair by developing a method to remove protein components from hair by heating with 6 M HCl at 110°C for 16 h...
November 24, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055192/electrochemical-immunosensor-with-nanocellulose-au-composite-assisted-multiple-signal-amplification-for-detection-of-avian-leukosis-virus-subgroup-j
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Chao Liu, Jing Dong, Geoffrey I N Waterhouse, Ziqiang Cheng, Shiyun Ai
A sensitive sandwich-type electrochemical immunosensor was developed for the detection of avian leukosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J), which benefitted from multiple signal amplification involving graphene-perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic acid nanocomposites (GR-PTCA), nanocellulose-Au NP composites (NC-Au) and the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) catalytic reaction. GR-PTCA nanocomposites on glassy carbon electrodes served as the immunosensor platform. Due to their excellent electrical conductivity and abundant polycarboxylic sites, the GR-PTCA nanocomposites allowed fast electron transfer and good immobilization of primary antibodies, thereby affording a strong immunosensor signal in the presence of ALV-J...
October 3, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965054/hemin-as-electrochemically-regenerable-co-reaction-accelerator-for-construction-of-an-ultrasensitive-ptca-based-electrochemiluminescent-aptasensor
#4
Wei-Jia Zeng, Ni Liao, Yan-Mei Lei, Jing Zhao, Ya-Qin Chai, Ruo Yuan, Ying Zhuo
In this work, hemin was firstly used as electrochemically regenerable co-reaction accelerator for signal amplification to develop an ultrasensitive aptasensor for Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) detection. Initially, the perylenetetracarboxylic acid (PTCA) was directly employed as luminophore to construct the ECL sensing nano-platform by combining Au nanoparticles (Au NPs) for immobilizing thiol-terminated hairpin probe (H1). Then with the help of hairpin H2, H3, the AFM1-catalyzed hairpin assembly (CHA) was executed to produce the H1-H3 duplex, which could further initiate the hybridization chain reaction (HCR) to generate dendritic DNA polymers consisting of G-rich sequence for capturing large quantities of hemin on the electrode surface...
September 22, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940782/ptca-1h-pyrrole-2-3-5-tricarboxylic-acid-as-a-marker-for-oxidative-hair-treatment
#5
Silvana Petzel-Witt, Sylvia I Meier, Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz, Stefan W Toennes
Hair analysis for the assessment of alcohol or drug abstinence became a routine procedure in forensic toxicology. Hair coloration leading to loss of incorporated xenobiotics and to false negative results turned out to be a major problem. Currently only colored extracts provide hints of manipulations but not bleaching. A liquid chromatographic-mass spectrometric (LC-MSMS) method was developed and validated to determine 1H-pyrrole-2,3,5-tricarboxylic acid (PTCA), a major oxidation product of melanin. PTCA was determined in natural hair samples (n=21) after treatment with 3% hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) for 30 or 40 min with concentrations up to 12% for 40 min...
September 20, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873228/photodegradation-of-eumelanin-and-pheomelanin-and-its-pathophysiological-implications
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REVIEW
Shosuke Ito, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Tadeusz Sarna
Eumelanin is photoprotective for pigmented tissues while pheomelanin is phototoxic. In this review, we summarize current understanding of how eumelanin and pheomelanin structures are modified by ultraviolet A (UVA) and also by visible light and how reactive oxygen species participate in those processes. Alkaline hydrogen peroxide oxidation was employed to characterize eumelanin and benzothiazole-type pheomelanin, giving pyrrole-2,3,5-tricarboxylic acid (PTCA) and thiazole-2,4,5-tricarboxylic acid (TTCA), respectively...
September 5, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864195/flow-injection-amperometric-sandwich-type-aptasensor-for-the-determination-of-human-leukemic-lymphoblast-cancer-cells-using-mwcnts-pdnano-ptca-aptamer-as-labeled-aptamer-for-the-signal-amplification
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Mahmoud Amouzadeh Tabrizi, Mojtaba Shamsipur, Reza Saber, Saeed Sarkar
In this research, we demonstrated a flow injection amperometric sandwich-type aptasensor for the determination of human leukemic lymphoblasts (CCRF-CEM) based on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) decorated with gold nanoparticles (PEDOT-Aunano) as a nano platform to immobilize thiolated sgc8c aptamer and multiwall carbon nanotubes decorated with palladium nanoparticles/3,4,9,10-perylene tetracarboxylic acid (MWCNTs-Pdnano/PTCA) to fabricate catalytic labeled aptamer. In the proposed sensing strategy, the CCRF-CEM cancer cells were sandwiched between immobilized sgc8c aptamer on PEDOT-Aunano modified surface electrode and catalytic labeled sgc8c aptamer (MWCNTs-Pdnano/PTCA/aptamer)...
September 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844026/state-of-the-art-coronary-angiography
#8
Carlos Collet, Maik J Grundeken, Taku Asano, Yoshinobu Onuma, William Wijns, Patrick W Serruys
In the early days of coronary angiography, the precise quantification of luminal narrowing was challenging. The introduction of balloon angioplasty (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty [PTCA]) by Andreas Grüntzig in 1977 was perhaps the greatest incentive to the development of quantitative coronary angiography (QCA). QCA has played a crucial role in evaluating interventional techniques and assessing the results of new technologies. With the advent of drug-eluting stents (DES), QCA metrics such as late lumen loss and diameter stenosis (restenosis) proved to be instrumental in assessing new technologies...
August 25, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832097/effect-of-tandem-lesions-on-hemodynamic-parameters-an-experimental-study
#9
Adem Ilkay Diken, Adnan Yalçınkaya, Onur Hanedan, Eren Günertem, Emre Demir, Emir Erol
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The morphology and extensity of the stenotic lesion is crucial as well as the obstruction ratio. It is well known that the complexity of lesion has direct impact on endovascular treatment (PTCA/stent), however; different arrangement of the lesions is underestimated and not well studied. We sought to evaluate the hemodynamic effects of different stenotic lesion models and arrangements in vitro METHODS: Vascular circulation was simulated in vitro. Oxygenator, tubing set, polytetrahidroflouroethylene synthetic graft, pressure and flow rate sensors were used to build the simulation model...
August 23, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792181/rescue-ptca-in-a-patient-with-single-coronary-anomaly
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Parveen Kumar, Hemant Chaturvedi, Ramakrsihna, Sanjeev Sharma
We present a case of rescue percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using right radial approach in a rare case of single coronary artery originating from the right sinus. Although these anomalies and stenosis of anomalous vessels have earlier been reported, treatment of atherosclerotic lesions by PCI has rarely been reported. There is a definite risk during PCI in patients with a single coronary ostium because dissection with the guiding catheter would result in a catastrophic event. Additionally, technical difficulties may occur due to the ostial configuration and course of the branch to be stented...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736085/low-cardiac-output-syndrome-in-the-postoperative-period-of-cardiac-surgery-profile-differences-in-clinical-course-and-prognosis-the-esbaga-study
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J L Pérez Vela, J J Jiménez Rivera, M Á Alcalá Llorente, B González de Marcos, H Torrado, C García Laborda, M D Fernández Zamora, F J González Fernández, J C Martín Benítez
OBJECTIVES: An analysis is made of the clinical profile, evolution and differences in morbidity and mortality of low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery, according to the 3 diagnostic subgroups defined by the SEMICYUC Consensus 2012. DESIGN: A multicenter, prospective cohort study was carried out. SETTING: ICUs of Spanish hospitals with cardiac surgery. PATIENTS: A consecutive sample of 2,070 cardiac surgery patients was included, with the analysis of 137 patients with LCOS...
July 20, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707263/delivery-of-viral-vectors-for-gene-therapy-in-intimal-hyperplasia-and-restenosis-in-atherosclerotic-swine
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REVIEW
Sannette Hall, Devendra K Agrawal
Cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis are a major financial and health burden globally. Inflammation associated with atherosclerosis results in the development of plaques that can rupture causing thrombosis, stroke, or death. The most widely used treatment for the removal of atherosclerotic plaques is percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with or without stenting. Although this is a safer and minimally invasive method, restenosis and intimal hyperplasia after interventional procedure remains a major hurdle and more refined approaches are needed...
July 13, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689986/quaternion-based-study-of-angular-velocity-of-the-cardiac-vector-during-myocardial-ischaemia
#13
Pablo Daniel Cruces, Pedro David Arini
BACKGROUND: Early detection of acute ischaemia through non-invasive methods remains a challenge in health research. Ischaemic condition caused by a decrease in the blood supply in a cardiac region induces hypoxia and metabolic abnormalities that contribute to the electrical instability of the heart and to the development of slow conduction in damaged tissue. METHODS: Herein, a percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography (PTCA) is considered as a model of supply ischaemia...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670055/effect-of-thrombus-aspiration-on-angiography-and-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-primary-coronary-angioplasty
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Praveen Chacko, Kesavapillai Jayaprakash, Kamarudheenkunju Jameelabeevi Raihanathul Misiriya, Suresh Madhavan, Vasantha Sudha Kumary, Narayanapillai Jayaprasad, Vaikathusseril Lembodaran Jayaprakash, Raju George
Thrombus exerts a major impact on the performance and outcome of primary and rescue interventions in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Although the optimal treatment of thrombotic lesions is still controversial, thrombus aspiration provides an effective method to achieve successful reperfusion during primary angioplasty. We compared clinical and angiographic outcomes in 286 patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and thrombus aspiration with those who underwent conventional PTCA without thrombus aspiration...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631620/effectiveness-of-pelvic-lead-blanket-to-reduce-the-doses-to-eye-lens-and-hands-of-interventional-cardiologists-and-assistant-nurses
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W Grabowicz, J Domienik-Andrzejewska, K Masiarek, T Górnik, T Grycewicz, M Brodecki, A Lubiński
The aim of the present study is to analyse quantitatively the potential reduction of doses to the eye lens and the hands of an operator and a nurse by the use of a pelvic lead blanket during coronary angiography (CA) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedures. Thermoluminescent dosimeters were used to assess dose levels to the left eye lens and fingers on both hands of both physician and nurses during single procedures performed with or without the lead blanket. The measurements were carried out at one medical centre and include dosimetric data from 100 procedures...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629210/activation-of-igf-i-survival-signaling-and-its-compensative-inhibition-of-the-cardiac-apoptosis-on-carotid-arteries-balloon-injured-rat-hearts
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Cheng-Hong Hsieh, Peiying Pai, Jia-Ping Wu, Tsung-Jung Ho, Chieh-Hsi Wu, Marthandam Asokan Shibu, Cecilia Hsuan Day, Vijaya Padma Viswanadha, Ho-Lin Chuang, Chih-Yang Huang
In this study, a rat carotid balloon injury-animal model was used to elucidate the temporal relation of hypertrophy in the progression of cardiac damage and the role of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I survival pathway on course of the cardiac damage. Rats were subjected to carotid balloon-injury and examined at different time points. We further studied the heart-weight/body-weight-ratio, histology and protein expression to understand the pathological events associated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) induced damages...
June 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625694/the-incidence-of-chylous-ascites-after-liver-transplantation-and-the-proposal-of-a-diagnostic-and-management-protocol
#17
Toshiharu Matsuura, Yusuke Yanagi, Makoto Hayashida, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Koichiro Yoshimaru, Tomoaki Taguchi
BACKGROUND: No protocol has been established for the diagnosis and management of chylous ascites after liver transplantation (LT). In this study, we retrospectively reviewed our cases of posttransplant chylous ascites (PTCA) and aimed to propose a diagnostic and management protocol. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 96 LT recipients who underwent LT at our department. The incidence of PTCA and the associated risk factors were analyzed and our protocol for chylous ascites was evaluated...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610693/assessment-of-peak-skin-dose-in-interventional-cardiology-a-comparison-between-gafchromic-film-and-dosimetric-software-em-dose
#18
J Greffier, C Van Ngoc Ty, G Bonniaud, G Moliner, B Ledermann, L Schmutz, L Cornillet, G Cayla, J P Beregi, F Pereira
OBJECTIVE: To compare the use of a dose mapping software to Gafchromic film measurement for a simplified peak skin dose (PSD) estimation in interventional cardiology procedure. METHODS: The study was conducted on a total of 40 cardiac procedures (20 complex coronary angioplasty of chronic total occlusion (CTO) and 20 coronary angiography and coronary angioplasty (CA-PTCA)) conducted between January 2014 to December 2015. PSD measurement (PSDFilm) was obtained by placing XR-RV3 Gafchromic under the patient's back for each procedure...
June 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474658/spontaneous-massive-hemopneumothorax-double-trouble-with-a-twist
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Milta Kuriakose, Arjun Khanna, Deepak Talwar
Spontaneous hemopneumothorax (SHP) is observed in 3%-7% cases of spontaneous pneumothorax where the tear of an adhesion can lead to bleeding with associated hemothorax. This condition has been reported in patients with hemophilia, sarcoidosis, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, systemic lupus erythematosus, etc., Here, we describe an unusual case of acute massive SHP in a 62-year-old male who underwent a percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and presented with worsening dyspnea over the next 3 days...
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424500/percutaneous-transluminal-coronary-angioplasty-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-the-impact-on-sexual-function-in-men
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C Goławski, M Dłużniewski, E Kostarska-Srokosz, K Nowosielski, J Syska-Sumińska, M Chmielewski, R Kowalczyk
The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in men's sexual function after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) treatment for acute myocardial infarction (MI). Sixty men aged 18-70 years old were included in the study. All patients had acute MI and underwent PTCA. They underwent two post PCTA visits: 3 days and between 4 and 6 months after PTCA. During the first and second visit a standard medical interview was carried out and sexual function data collected using Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire and International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-15)...
July 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
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