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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138200/assessing-the-consequences-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-on-offspring-s-cardiovascular-health-mysweetheart-cohort-study-protocol-switzerland
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Stefano Di Bernardo, Yvan Mivelaz, Adina Mihaela Epure, Yvan Vial, Umberto Simeoni, Pascal Bovet, Sandrine Estoppey Younes, Arnaud Chiolero, Nicole Sekarski
INTRODUCTION: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a state of glucose intolerance with onset during pregnancy. GDM carries prenatal and perinatal risks as well as long-term risks for the mother and her child. GDM may be involved in the foetal programming of long-term cardiovascular health. However, evidence is sparse and the effect of GDM on cardiovascular health is unknown. To address these issues, we will conduct MySweetHeart Cohort study. The objectives are to assess the effect of GDM on offspring's cardiovascular health early in life by using surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134542/influence-of-the-menstrual-cycle-on-compression-induced-pain-during-mammography-correlation-with-the-thickness-and-volume-of-the-mammary-gland
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Hitomi Kitaoka, Hiroko Kawashima
In mammography, breast compression is necessary and an important factor influencing image quality. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of the menstrual cycle on compression-induced pain during mammography and to evaluate the association between the thickness and volume of the mammary gland and pain. We examined basal body temperature and categorized the menstrual cycle into five phases. We executed breast compression in the craniocaudal view using a customized compression plate, to which we introduced an opening...
November 13, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118420/aav-mediated-transcription-factor-eb-tfeb-gene-delivery-ameliorates-muscle-pathology-and-function-in-the-murine-model-of-pompe-disease
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Francesca Gatto, Barbara Rossi, Antonietta Tarallo, Elena Polishchuk, Roman Polishchuk, Alessandra Carrella, Edoardo Nusco, Filomena Grazia Alvino, Francesca Iacobellis, Elvira De Leonibus, Alberto Auricchio, Graciana Diez-Roux, Andrea Ballabio, Giancarlo Parenti
Pompe disease (PD) is a metabolic myopathy due to acid alpha-glucosidase deficiency and characterized by extensive glycogen storage and impaired autophagy. We previously showed that modulation of autophagy and lysosomal exocytosis by overexpression of the transcription factor EB (TFEB) gene was effective in improving muscle pathology in PD mice injected intramuscularly with an AAV-TFEB vector. Here we have evaluated the effects of TFEB systemic delivery on muscle pathology and on functional performance, a primary measure of efficacy in a disorder like PD...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100882/multi-site-lymphatic-venous-anastomosis-using-echography-to-detect-suitable-subcutaneous-vein-in-severe-lymphedema-patients
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Makoto Mihara, Hisako Hara, Yoshihisa Kawakami, Hang Peng Zhou, Shuichi Tange, Kazuki Kikuchi, Takuya Iida
BACKGROUND: The method of lymphatic venous anastomosis (LVA), including its indications or preoperative examinations, has not been established. The purpose of this study is to reveal the possible application of preoperative echography in surgical LVA outcome. METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control study on patients with lower limb lymphedema who underwent LVA between August 15, 2013 and August 15, 2014. As a preoperative examination, we used venous echography to identify subcutaneous veins in the echo group, while we only used Accuvein visualizing system in the control group...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049816/triple-ultrasonography-for-iatrogenic-acute-aortic-dissection-caused-by-axillary-arterial-perfusion
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Masaki Yamamoto, Hideaki Nishimori, Miwa Tashiro, Kazumasa Orihashi
Iatrogenic aortic dissection caused by axillary arterial cannulation or perfusion becomes a fatal complication of cardiopulmonary bypass when surgeons do not recognize it in the surgical field of view immediately during surgery. Therefore, we routinely monitor the aorta using 'triple ultrasonography' during cardiovascular surgery. An 85-year-old woman underwent partial arch replacement for chronic type A aortic dissection. During cardiopulmonary bypass, acute aortic dissection was observed in the aortic arch from the right axillary artery on real-time transoesophageal echocardiography...
July 12, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035892/patent-foramen-ovale-as-possible-cause-of-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-case-report
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Andrea Ciorba, Virginia Corazzi, Luca Cerritelli, Chiara Bianchini, Giovanni Scanelli, Claudia Aimoni
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) and the related diagnostic work-up. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: A 54-year-old man presented with unilateral SSNHL episode and vertigo. A severe patent foramen ovale (PFO) that included a complete ear nose and throat, audiological and neurological examination was discovered during the diagnostic work-up. Audiometry, blood and serological tests were performed. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), supra-aortic trunks and lower limbs color Doppler echography were done...
October 16, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986062/quality-control-of-regional-wall-motion-analysis-in-stress-echo-2020
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Quirino Ciampi, Eugenio Picano, Marco Paterni, Clarissa Borguezan Daros, Iana Simova, José Luis de Castro E Silva Pretto, Maria Chiara Scali, Nicola Gaibazzi, Sergio Severino, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Jaroslaw D Kasprzak, Angela Zagatina, Albert Varga, Jorge Lowenstein, Pablo Martin Merlo, Miguel Amor, Jelena Celutkiene, Julio E Perez, Giovanni Di Salvo, Maurizio Galderisi, Fabio Mori, Marco Fabio Costantino, Laura Massa, Milica Dekleva, Daniel Quesada Chaves, Paolo Trambaiolo, Rodolfo Citro, Paolo Colonna, Fausto Rigo, Marco A R Torres, Ines Monte, Ivan Stankovic, Aleksander Neskovic, Lauro Cortigiani, Federica Re, Claudio Dodi, Antonello D'Andrea, Bruno Villari, Ayana Arystan, Michele De Nes, Clara Carpeggiani
BACKGROUND: The trial "Stress Echo (SE) 2020" evaluates novel applications of SE beyond coronary artery disease. The aim of the study was control quality and harmonize reading criteria. METHODS: One reader from 78 centers of the SE 2020 network asked for credentials to read a set of 20 SE video-clips selected by the core lab. All aspiring centers met the pre-requisite of high-volume and the years of experience in SE ranged from 5 to 31years (mean value 18years)...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967605/-22q11-2%C3%A2-microdeletion-syndrome-analysis-of-the-care-pathway-before-the-genetic-diagnosis
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T Ingrao, L Lambert, M Valduga, G Bosser, E Albuisson, B Leheup
BACKGROUND: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is a very broad phenotypic spectrum disorder. It can affect many organs or systems. 22q11.2DS is the most common microdeletion syndrome in humans, with a prevalence ranging from one in every 2000 to one in 4000 newborns. It seems to be more prevalent than reported and under-recognized or undiagnosed because of its inherent clinical variability and heterogeneity. In France, 15,000 patients may be affected by this disease, more than half without knowing it...
November 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961632/to-image-or-not-in-noncyclic-breast-pain-a-systematic-review
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Manuel Martín-Díaz, Marta Maes-Carballo, Khalid Saeed Khan, Aurora Bueno-Cavanillas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Investigation of noncyclic mastalgia in women without signs or risk factors for cancer is controversial. An initial imaging strategy can diagnose breast cancer early, potentially leading to better treatment and survival. However, cancer diagnosis is very uncommon in these cases, and this approach can be harmful, as false positives or suspicion results will lead to unneeded interventions and follow-up. The purpose of this review is to analyse the trade-offs between desirable and undesirable consequences of initial imaging tests against clinical follow-up...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943026/basic-sign-in-lung-echography-liquid-and-air-bronchogram-differentiation
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M Montero Baladía, M Arroyo Diez, O Badallo Areválo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935067/n%C3%A2-260-%C3%A3-chographie-et-grossesse-g%C3%A3-mellaire
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Lucie Morin, Kenneth Lim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919543/correlation-of-echographic-and-photographic-assessment-of-optic-nerve-head-cupping-in-children
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Mohamed S Sayed, Elizabeth A Dale, Carla J Osigian, Kara M Cavuoto, Wei Shi, Ta C Chang
PURPOSE: To determine the diagnostic value of B-scan echography in optic nerve head (ONH) cupping estimation in children. METHODS: The medical records of pediatric patients who had previously undergone examination under anesthesia and for whom both adequate B-scan echography images and optic nerve head (ONH) photographs and were available were reviewed retrospectively. The cup:disk ratio was estimated with a grading scale of 0-1.0 and rounded to the nearest tenth; degree of cupping was estimated from B-scan echography (small, medium, or large) by 5 masked graders (3 glaucoma specialists and 2 ophthalmic sonographers) on 2 separate occasions...
October 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901951/real-time-non-rigid-target-tracking-for-ultrasound-guided-clinical-interventions
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Cornel Zachiu, Mario G Ries, Pascal Ramaekers, Jean-Luc Guey, Chrit T W Moonen, Baudouin Denis de Senneville
Biological motion is a problem for non- or mini-invasive interventions when conducted in mobile/deformable organs due to the targeted pathology moving/deforming with the organ. This may lead to high miss rates and/or incomplete treatment of the pathology. Therefore, real-time tracking of the target anatomy during the intervention would be beneficial for such applications. Since the aforementioned interventions are often conducted under B-mode ultrasound (US) guidance, target tracking can be achieved via image registration, by comparing the acquired US images to a separate image established as positional reference...
September 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865726/b-lines-with-lung-ultrasound-the-optimal-scan-technique-at%C3%A2-rest-and-during-stress
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Maria Chiara Scali, Angela Zagatina, Iana Simova, Nadezhda Zhuravskaya, Quirino Ciampi, Marco Paterni, Mario Marzilli, Clara Carpeggiani, Eugenio Picano
Various lung ultrasound (LUS) scanning modalities have been proposed for the detection of B-lines, also referred to as ultrasound lung comets, which are an important indication of extravascular lung water at rest and after exercise stress echo (ESE). The aim of our study was to assess the lung water spatial distribution (comet map) at rest and after ESE. We performed LUS at rest and immediately after semi-supine ESE in 135 patients (45 women, 90 men; age 62 ± 12 y, resting left ventricular ejection fraction = 41 ± 13%) with known or suspected heart failure or coronary artery disease...
November 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864997/rationale-design-and-baseline-characteristics-of-the-utopia-trial-for-preventing-diabetic-atherosclerosis-using-an-sglt2-inhibitor-a-prospective-randomized-open-label-parallel-group-comparative-study
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Naoto Katakami, Tomoya Mita, Hidenori Yoshii, Toshihiko Shiraiwa, Tetsuyuki Yasuda, Yosuke Okada, Yutaka Umayahara, Hideaki Kaneto, Takeshi Osonoi, Tsunehiko Yamamoto, Nobuichi Kuribayashi, Kazuhisa Maeda, Hiroki Yokoyama, Keisuke Kosugi, Kentaro Ohtoshi, Isao Hayashi, Satoru Sumitani, Mamiko Tsugawa, Makoto Ohashi, Hideki Taki, Tadashi Nakamura, Satoshi Kawashima, Yasunori Sato, Hirotaka Watada, Iichiro Shimomura
INTRODUCTION: Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are anti-diabetic agents that improve glycemic control with a low risk of hypoglycemia and ameliorate a variety of cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of the ongoing study described herein is to investigate the preventive effects of tofogliflozin, a potent and selective SGLT2 inhibitor, on the progression of atherosclerosis in subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) using carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), an established marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD), as a marker...
October 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792777/pulmonary-endpoints-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-look-at-the-respiratory-muscles-structure-and-function-with-echography
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Abdallah Fayssoil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792776/reply-to-pulmonary-endpoints-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-look-at-the-respiratory-muscles-structure-and-function-with-echography
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Oscar Henry Mayer, Jonathan Finder, Anne Connolly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742629/noonan-syndrome-an-underestimated-cause-of-severe-to-profound-sensorineural-hearing-impairment-which-clues-to-suspect-the-diagnosis
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Alban Ziegler, Natalie Loundon, Laurence Jonard, Hélène Cavé, Geneviève Baujat, Souad Gherbi, Vincent Couloigner, Sandrine Marlin
OBJECTIVE: To highlight Noonan syndrome as a clinically recognizable cause of severe to profound sensorineural hearing impairment. STUDY DESIGN: New clinical cases and review. SETTING: Patients evaluated for etiological diagnosis by a medical geneticist in a reference center for hearing impairment. PATIENTS: Five patients presenting with confirmed Noonan syndrome and profound sensorineural hearing impairment. INTERVENTIONS: Diagnostic and review of the literature...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729105/n-o-223-tenue-syst%C3%A3-matique-d%C3%A2-un-examen-%C3%A3-chographique-obst%C3%A3-trical-au-cours-du-deuxi%C3%A3-me-trimestre-contenu-d%C3%A2-un-examen-et-d%C3%A2-un-rapport-exhaustifs
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Yvonne Cargill, Lucie Morin
OBJECTIF: Analyser les avantages d'un examen échographique exhaustif au cours du deuxième trimestre et les conditions nécessaires à sa tenue, ainsi que la documentation requise. ISSUES: Un examen échographique exhaustif au cours du deuxième trimestre offre des renseignements au sujet du nombre de fœtus, de l'âge gestationnel, de l'emplacement du placenta et de l'anatomie fœtale et maternelle. RéSULTATS: Dans le cadre de la rédaction du présent document, le document « Practice Guideline for the Performance of Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations » du American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, le bulletin de pratique « Ultrasound in Pregnancy » du American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists et le rapport de groupe de travail « Ultrasound Screening » du Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists ont été analysés...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724653/haplodeficiency-of-ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated-accelerates-heart-failure-after-myocardial-infarction
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Lixin Jia, Wenmei Zhang, Youcai Ma, Boya Chen, Yan Liu, Chunmei Piao, Yuan Wang, Min Yang, Tingting Liu, Junmeng Zhang, Taotao Li, Shaoping Nie, Jie Du
BACKGROUND: Cell senescence is involved in the process of organ damage and repair; however, the underlying molecular mechanism needs to be further explored. METHODS AND RESULTS: Senescence-related genes (ie, p21, p53, and ataxia telangiectasia mutated [ATM]) were shown to be elevated after myocardial infarction (MI) in both mouse and human hearts. Ten- to 12-week-old male wild-type littermates (ATM(+/+)) and ATM heterozygous mice (ATM(+/-)) were subjected to MI...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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