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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886046/effects-of-water-avoidance-stress-on-peripheral-and-central-responses-during-bladder-filling-in-the-rat-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-the-study-of-urologic-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-mapp-research-network-study
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Zhuo Wang, Harriet H Chang, Yunliang Gao, Rong Zhang, Yumei Guo, Daniel P Holschneider, Larissa V Rodriguez
Stress plays a role in the exacerbation and possibly the development of functional lower urinary tract disorders. Chronic water avoidance stress (WAS) in rodents is a model with high construct and face validity to bladder hypersensitive syndromes, such as interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), characterized by urinary frequency and bladder hyperalgesia and heightened stress responsiveness. Given the overlap of the brain circuits involved in stress, anxiety, and micturition, we evaluated the effects chronic stress has on bladder function, as well as its effects on regional brain activation during bladder filling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867375/calcified-plaque-modification-alters-local-drug-delivery-in-the-treatment-of-peripheral-atherosclerosis
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Abraham R Tzafriri, Fernando Garcia-Polite, Brett Zani, James Stanley, Benny Muraj, Jennifer Knutson, Robert Kohler, Peter Markham, Alexander Nikanorov, Elazer R Edelman
BACKGROUND: Calcific atherosclerosis is a major challenge to intraluminal drug delivery in peripheral artery disease (PAD). OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effects of orbital atherectomy on intraluminal paclitaxel delivery to human peripheral arteries with substantial calcified plaque. METHODS: Diagnostic angiography and 3-D rotational imaging of five fresh human lower limbs revealed calcification in all main arteries. The proximal or distal segment of each artery was treated using an orbital atherectomy system (OAS) under simulated blood flow and fluoroscopy...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833690/changes-in-structure-and-perfusion-of-gray-matter-tissues-during-recovery-from-ischemic-subcortical-stroke-a-longitudinal-mri-study
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Xinfeng Yu, Linglin Yang, Ruirui Song, Yerfan Jiaerken, Jun Yang, Min Lou, Quan Jiang, Minming Zhang
Stroke recovery with changes in volume and perfusion of gray matter (GM) tissues remains largely unknown. We hypothesized that GM atrophy co-existed with GM plasticity presenting with increased volume and perfusion in specific regions in the period of post-stroke recovery. Twelve well-recovered stroke patients with pure subcortical lesions in the middle cerebral artery-perfused zone were included. All of them underwent structural and perfusion MRI examinations at admission and a mean of 6-month after stroke onset...
August 22, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832736/effects-of-obesity-on-retrobulbar-flow-hemodynamics-color-doppler-ultrasound-evaluation
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Bülent Çekiç, İclal Erdem Toslak, Berna Doğan, Tuğrul Çakır, Muhammed Kazım Erol, Nurullah Bülbüller
PURPOSE: To evaluate intraocular pressure (IOP) and extraocular orbital vessels with color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) and investigate the effects of obesity on retrobulbar blood flow. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients were included in this prospective study. Patients were divided into two groups according to body mass index: Group 1 (31 obese patients) and Group 2 (28 non-obese patients). IOP was measured with a Goldmann applanation tonometer, and CDU was used to evaluate the retrobulbar vessels...
June 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809854/in-the-grip-of-worry-cerebral-blood-flow-changes-during-worry-induction-and-reappraisal-in-late-life-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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H T Karim, D L Tudorascu, M A Butters, S Walker, H J Aizenstein, C Andreescu
Severe worry includes a complex blend of maladaptive affective and cognitive processes. Contrary to other forms of anxiety, there is no consensus in the field regarding the neural basis of worry. To date, no study has looked at neural patterns associated specifically with in-scanner induction and reappraisal of worry. In this study, we attempt to describe distinct components of the 'neural phenomenology' of worry: induction, maintenance, severity and reappraisal, by using a personalized, in-scanner worry script...
August 15, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761994/the-effect-of-bariatric-surgery-on-the-retrobulbar-flow-hemodynamic-parameters-in-patients-with-obesity-color-doppler-evaluation
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Bülent Çekiç, Berna Doğan, Iclal Erdem Toslak, Uğur Doğan, Semih Sağlık, Muhammed Kazım Erol
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of weight loss on the retrobulbar hemodynamics in patients who had undergone bariatric surgery for obesity using color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) and to evaluate correlations with intraocular pressure (IOP) changes measured using Goldman applanation tonometry. METHODS: Thirty-two patients were included in this prospective study. Body mass index (BMI), IOP measurements, and retrobulbar CDU examination were performed on all individuals 6 months before and after bariatric surgery...
July 31, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613306/size-tunable-microvortex-capture-of-rare-cells
#7
Reem Khojah, Ryan Stoutamore, Dino Di Carlo
Inertial separation of particles and cells based on their size has advanced significantly over the last decade. However, size-based inertial separation methods require precise tuning of microfluidic device geometries to adjust the separation size of particles or cells. Here, we show a passive capture method that targets a wide size range of cells by controlling the flow conditions in a single device geometry. This multimodal capture device is designed to generate laminar vortices in lateral cavities that branch from long rectangular channels...
July 25, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509077/relationships-between-cognitive-impairment-on-adas-cog-and-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-using-spect-in-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease
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Michio Takahashi, Yasunori Oda, Toshiyuki Okubo, Yukihiko Shirayama
The aim of this study was to examine brain hypoperfusion and its relationship with cognitive dysfunction in late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). Forty patients with late-onset AD and not receiving acetylcholinesterase inhibitors were recruited from outpatient clinics. We examined cognitive function using the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive subscale (ADAS-cog) and brain perfusion using single-photon emission computed tomography, and analyzed classified gyrus level segments with three-dimensional stereotactic surface projection and the stereotactic extraction estimation method level 3...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275423/in-vivo-imaging-of-ocular-blood-flow-using-high-speed-ultrasound
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Jeffrey A Ketterling, Raksha Urs, Ronald H Silverman
Clinical ophthalmic ultrasound is currently performed with mechanically scanned, single-element probes, but these are unable to provide useful information about blood flow with Doppler techniques. Linear arrays are well-suited for the detection of blood flow, but commercial systems generally exceed FDA ophthalmic safety limits. A high-speed plane-wave ultrasound approach with an 18-MHz linear array was utilized to characterize blood flow in the orbit and choroid. Acoustic intensity was measured and the plane-wave mode was within FDA limits...
September 2016: IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162948/effects-of-obstructive-carotid-artery-disease-on-ocular-circulation-and-the-safety-of-carotid-artery-stenting
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Mehmet Yunus Emiroglu, Mert Evlice, Mustafa Akcakoyun, Murat Velioglu, Mustafa Agca, Yasa Kaynar Topal, Ramazan Kargin, Mustafa Caliskan
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to examine the ophthalmic artery flow changes in patients with obstructive carotid artery disease, evaluate the orbital blood flow changes after carotid artery stenting and assess the safety of carotid stenting procedure by using transorbital colour and spectral Doppler sonography. METHODS: Thirty-one consecutive patients scheduled for carotid stenting with severe internal carotid artery stenosis (>60%; the study group) and 30 control subjects were included...
December 31, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919637/critical-hand-ischemia-treatment-via-orbital-atherectomy-a-single-center-observational-retrospective-analysis
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Abdul Bahro, Zsuzsanna Igyarto, Brad Martinsen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Critical hand ischemia (CHI) can be devastating and may result in amputation. Distal vessel calcification has been shown to be a major factor in causing CHI. Atherectomy in the upper extremities is not typically considered due to the small anatomy; however, the Diamondback 360° Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) (Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.) can access treatment areas with a reference vessel diameter of 1.5mm. METHODS/MATERIALS: A retrospective, observational, single center (Merit Health Center, Jackson, MS) analysis of 11 CHI patients with calcific disease of the radial artery treated with orbital atherectomy (OAS) was completed...
March 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896542/immunomodulatory-effects-of-adjuvants-cpg-mpla-and-bcg-on-the-derp2-induced-acute-asthma-at-early-life-in-an-animal-model-of-balb-c-mice
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V Mohammadi-Shahrokhi, A Rezaei, A Andalib, A Rahnama, A Jafarzadeh, N Eskandari
The Th1- and Treg cell-related immune responses play key roles in the modulation of Th2 cell-related allergic disorders. The aim was to evaluate the effects of CPG, MPLA, and BCG on the number of Th1-, Th2-, and Treg cell-related parameters in an animal model of asthma. BALB/c mice were divided into five groups and immunized subcutaneously (SC) on days 1, 15, and 22 with allergen Derp2. Three groups of mice were pretreated SC on days 0, 14, and 21 with CPG, CPG + MPLA, or CPG + BCG. All mice were then challenged intranasally with Derp2 on days 28-37...
February 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843906/t2-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-imaging-of-uveal-melanomas-and-other-ocular-pathology
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Gena M Damento, Kelly K Koeller, Diva R Salomão, Jose S Pulido
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study describes patterns of intraocular lesions on T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) imaging, exploring a prospective role of FLAIR imaging sequence in diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: A retrospective study of orbital magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies from the years 2000 to 2015 was performed. MRI sequences included: pre-contrast T1-weighted, T2-weighted, T2 FLAIR, and postcontrast T1 and T2 imaging gadolinium, which were evaluated by a neuroradiologist...
October 2016: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832278/il-17a-promotes-rantes-expression-but-not-il-16-in-orbital-fibroblasts-via-cd40-cd40l-combination-in-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
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Sijie Fang, Yazhuo Huang, Sisi Zhong, Yidan Zhang, Xingtong Liu, Yang Wang, Ping Gu, Huifang Zhou, Xianqun Fan
Purpose: This present study aims to investigate the phenotype of IL-17A-producing T cells in thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) and the role of IL-17A on RANTES and IL-16 expression in orbital fibroblasts (OFs) from TAO patients. Methods: Blood samples were obtained from TAO patients and healthy controls and were subjected to ELISA and flow cytometry analysis. Primary human OFs cultured from surgical wastes were stimulated with IL-17A in the presence or absence of CD40L and were examined by qRT-PCR, ELISA, Western blotting, and apoptosis assays...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830321/an-update-on-the-variations-of-the-orbital-blood-supply-and-hemodynamic
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REVIEW
Eugenio Bertelli, Marì Regoli, Sandra Bracco
PURPOSE: Several variations of the arterial blood supply of the orbit have been reported over the years. This review is aimed to provide an update focusing on three important issues: (a) variations of the ophthalmic artery origin; (b) contribution of the external carotid artery to the orbital blood supply; (c) orbital hemodynamic. METHODS: A PubMed and Google search was carried out with the following keywords: ophthalmic artery origin, ophthalmic artery anastomoses and ophthalmic artery anatomy...
May 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774055/stimulation-of-baroresponsive-parts-of-the-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract-produces-nitric-oxide-mediated-choroidal-vasodilation-in-rat-eye
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Chunyan Li, Malinda E C Fitzgerald, Nobel Del Mar, Anton Reiner
Preganglionic parasympathetic neurons of the ventromedial part of the superior salivatory nucleus (SSN) mediate vasodilation of orbital and choroidal blood vessels, via their projection to the nitrergic pterygopalatine ganglion (PPG) neurons that innervate these vessels. We recently showed that the baroresponsive part of the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) innervates choroidal control parasympathetic preganglionic neurons of SSN in rats. As this projection provides a means by which blood pressure (BP) signals may modulate choroidal blood flow (ChBF), we investigated if activation of baroresponsive NTS evokes ChBF increases in rat eye, using Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) to measure ChBF transclerally...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769582/-orbito-palpebral-vascular-pathology
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REVIEW
F Heran Dreyfus, O Galatoire, P Koskas, F Lafitte, E Nau, O Bergès
Orbito-palpebral vascular pathology represents 10% of all the diseases of this area. The lesion may be discovered during a brain CT scan or MRI, or because it causes clinical symptoms such as orbital mass, visual or oculomotor alteration, pain, proptosis, or acute bleeding due to a complication of the lesion (hemorrhage, thrombosis). We present these lesions using an anatomical, clinical, imaging and therapeutic approach. We distinguish four different entities. Vascular tumors have common imaging characteristics (hypersignal on T2 sequence, contrast enhancement, abnormal vascularization well depicted with ultrasound and Doppler, and possible bleeding)...
November 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630562/cerebral-blood-flow-alterations-as-assessed-by-3d-asl-in-cognitive-impairment-in-patients-with-subcortical-vascular-cognitive-impairment-a-marker-for-disease-severity
#18
Yawen Sun, Wenwei Cao, Weina Ding, Yao Wang, Xu Han, Yan Zhou, Qun Xu, Yong Zhang, Jianrong Xu
Abnormal reductions in cortical cerebral blood flow (CBF) have been identified in subcortical vascular cognitive impairment (SVCI). However, little is known about the pattern of CBF reduction in relation with the degree of cognitive impairment. CBF measured with three-dimensional (3D) Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps detect functional changes in subjects with SVCI. We aimed to compare CBF maps in subcortical ischemic vascular disease (SIVD) subjects with and without cognitive impairment and to detect the relationship of the regions of CBF reduction in the brain with the degree of cognitive impairment according to the z-score...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612658/thyrotropin-and-cd40l-stimulate-interleukin-12-expression-in-fibrocytes-implications-for-pathogenesis-of-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
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Tong Wu, Tünde Mester, Shivani Gupta, Fengyuan Sun, Terry J Smith, Raymond S Douglas
BACKGROUND: Increased numbers of bone marrow-derived progenitor cells, known as fibrocytes, populate the peripheral circulation, orbit, and thyroid of patients with Graves' disease (GD). These cells have been implicated in the development of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy. They can differentiate into myofibroblasts or adipocytes, produce inflammatory cytokines, and remodel tissue. This study sought to determine whether thyrotropin (TSH) and CD40 ligand (CD40L), implicated in the pathogenesis of GD, induce interleukin-12 (IL-12) in human fibrocytes...
December 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591784/assessment-of-orbital-blood-flow-velocities-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#20
Pehmen Yasin Ozcan, Ferit Dogan, Kenan Sonmez, Rahim Con, Dilek Sen Dokumaci, Eyüp Sabri Seyhanli
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the presence of any stage retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) alters central retinal artery (CRA) and ophthalmic artery (OA) blood flow parameters in premature infants. The patients were divided into two groups according to the development of ROP; those who have ROP were defined as group I, those without ROP were defined as group II. Ninety eyes of 45 patients in group I and 40 eyes of 20 patients in group II were investigated. The blood flows in the CRA and OA were measured using ultrasound color doppler imaging (CDI) that allows to evaluate the peak systolic velocity (PSV), end diastolic velocity (EDV), and resistivity index (RI)...
August 2017: International Ophthalmology
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